Medical device coatings
AMSilk coatings can be applied to many different surfaces including silicone, metal, fiber and surgical mesh.
AMSilk enables medical device manufacturers to increase the biocompatibility of existing products and new product innovations. Our bio-fabricated silk 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.
Together with select partners, AMSilk is changing the medical device sector.
Current pharmaceutical coatings 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 bio-fabricated silk polymer 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.
Anti-adhesive & non-inflammatory
Increased hydrophilicity & swelling
Simple uptake and controlled release
Supporting natural skin regeneration