Hydromer and a Chinese medical device company have entered into a supply and support agreement under which the Chinese company is licensed to use the proprietary Hydromer hydrophilic coating on its specialty guidewires used with minimally-invasive cardiovascular and peripheral vessel procedures.
The Hydromer medical coatings are very lubricious and slippery, reduce friction, and improve the ease of insertion through the difficult vascular pathways. In addition, the Hydromer coating has unique properties to maintain lubricity and durability while significantly reducing particulates, and remaining in compliance with the USP No. 788 low particulates in blood standards. Hydromer coatings have regulatory approvals around the world for use on medical devices.