MedTech & Aesthetics
Silk enhanced medical devices with superior properties A BIOSHIELD for your product

Applications

Implant Coating

Silicone implants are commonly used in breast augmentation or reconstructive surgery. While silicone is the material of choice, the implants are still recognized by the immune system as foreign to the body. Often, the healing process is impaired, inflammation of the surrounding tissue occurs around the implant. AMSilk’s implant coating can be applied around any silicone implant, thereby reducing inflammation as well as capsular fibrosis formation.

Other Implants

Other implants such as hernia meshes, stents, catheters etc. can also be enhanced with the silk technology. The achieved benefits range from better biocompatibility over better handling for the surgeon to reduced biofilm formation

Mode of action

AMSilk’s silk material entirely covers treated implants. It thus shields implants from the immune system, thereby reducing unwanted side effects. Normal wound healing processes as well as healthy capsule formation can proceed efficiently.

Silk is Safe

AMSilk’s silk technology is safe. The material is non-immunogenic, non-inflammatory, non-toxic and “invisible” to the human immune system. No harmful reactions have been reported. Its functionality is purely physical – no pharmacological effect is caused by our products. AMSilk’s silk technology has been tested by several independent laboratories in preclinical studies. Clinical studies are ongoing, further demonstrating the good biocompatibility.

Silk Technology for YOUR Product

The unique and proprietary coating technology is very versatile. Almost ANY material and ANY product can be treated/coated with silk technology. Application methods such as dip coating and or spraying are employed among others. The silk coating withstands common sterilization methods and finishing/handling processes.

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Expert Opinion

Prof. Dr. Hisham Fansa

Co-owner of the Heitmann-Fansa Aesthetic Medicine Practice in Munich. Served as President of the German Society of Woundhealing and -management.

„AMSilk’s coating technology has the potential to be a game changer in the field of implant coating. Being a natural material it is almost invisible to the immune system, resulting in reduced adverse reactions such as inflammation and capsular fibrosis as shown in preclinical trials.”


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