Therapeutic device coatings continue to help patients in a variety of ways.
Ever since the introduction of therapeutic medical device coatings, there have been enhanced functionalities of devices that were never possible due to restrictions. Some of these new product categories have improved patient outcomes, increased the duration of therapy, and delivered a combination of beneficial health factors that have overall transcended the medical field.
Coatings Play a Large Role in Healthcare
The beneficial effect of these coatings is determined through the therapeutic agent and the material of choice that is going to be coated. The means by which these coatings are applied to the medical device also play an integral role in the effectiveness of the agent.
Medical Device Coating Benefits
Thanks to the sputter deposition system in which these coatings are made possible, the industry has made possible the delivery of a wide range of drugs and the ability to elicit a wide range of tissue responses in patients. For example, a device that is highly prone to infection will benefit from a coating that will deliver antimicrobial drugs to stop foreign cell growth while the device remains relatively undetected as it enters the human body. Another example would be for a device that calls for a coating that provides a surface where cells can easily attach and grow on. By working this in conjunction with medication, it can impact and substantially increase the effects of the treatment, therefore providing a boost in one’s wellness and health.
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