Biocompatible Protective Coatings Widens Application Scope in Medical Devices, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Blended products that include therapeutic coatings of different materials are expected to impact certain medical fields.

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Innovations will surge in the protective coatings industry by 2020, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. According to its “Innovations in Protective Coatings for Medical Devices” analysis, it will give rise to a range of improved biocompatible and durable coatings that enable implant devices for use in orthopedic, orthodontic and cardiac applications. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) are creating new standards for upcoming industry trends in protective coatings, further encouraging patent developments.

“Research institutes have joined forces with industry players to evaluate a wide variety of biomolecules such as growth factors, bioactive proteins, enzymes and non-viral genes,” said Technical Insights Research Analyst Vivek Ninkileri. “As is evident, stakeholder initiatives, especially collaboration among research institutes, academia and medical device manufacturers will play a major role in the advancement of protective coating technologies.”