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Enhancing biocompatibility of medical devices

AMSilk enables medical device manufacturers to increase the biocompatibility of existing products and new product innovations. Our bioengineered silk-based materials can be applied as coating on medical devices such as implants or surgical mesh, or used in gel or spray form for wound care and medical skin care, as well as cosmetics, amongst many other applications.

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Unique medical and functional properties

AMSilk’s technology is completely safe: our material is non-immunogenic, non-inflammatory, non-toxic and ‘bioharmonic’ for the human body and immune system. It provides physical functionality only – our products have no pharmacological effect. AMSilk’s silk technology has been tested in vitro, in vivo, and in human medical studies, consistently demonstrating excellent biocompatibility.
Thanks to these unique physical properties, AMSilk’s advanced proteins add value to both new and existing products. The advantages range from creating a ‘bioshield’, which results in anti-adhesiveness and reduced inflammation around implants, to wetting properties and functionality as a compound reservoir.

Scaling up into a world leading provider for structural proteins - Smart biotech materials - AMSilk
Enhancing biocompatibility of medical devices - MedTech Business Units - AMSilk

Medical device coatings

AMSilk coatings can be applied to many different surfaces including silicone, metal, fiber and surgical mesh.

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Gels

AMSilk gels can be used as wound dressing, for medical skin care, and in hydrogels or cream formulations.

Unique medical and functional properties - Protein Gels - AMSilk

Other

Our bioengineered silk-based proteins can be used in dermal fillers, 3D printable structures and many other applications.

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Proven excellence

Together with select partners, AMSilk is changing the medical device sector.

Current pharmaceutical coatings that are available on the market can have high antibacterial effects which can create an environment that’s difficult to control. However, devices such as breast implants, surgical mesh, wound dressings, cochlea implants, and biosensors can all be enhanced with AMSilk’s technology, either as a replacement for current synthetic methods or in combination with them. The benefits include better device performance, complete biocompatibility and reduced biofilm formation, as well as ease of handling for surgeons.

Enhancing biocompatibility of medical devices - Med Tech Business Unit - AMSilk
Enhancing biocompatibility of medical devices - Med Tech Business Unit - AMSilk
Enhancing biocompatibility of medical devices - Med Tech Business Unit - AMSilk

Bioshield
Anti-adhesive and non-inflammatory

Wetting effect
Increased hydrophilicity and swelling

Compound reservoir
Simple uptake and controlled release

Re-epithelization
Supporting natural skin regeneration

Innovation needs collaboration

We’ll help you to make a difference in your industry

Collaboration is in our DNA. We offer various collaboration possibilities including existing non-customized products, which enable our to make an impact in their industry. Alternatively, clients can opt to become a preferred partner, developing customized products on the basis of our silk-based proteins in joint R&D projects. We also offer a strategic partnership model with industry leaders for the joint development of tailor-made products based on dedicated silk-based proteins.