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 silk proteins 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 amongst many other applications.
Together with selected partners, AMSilk is changing the status quo in the medical device sector. Devices such as breast implants, surgical mesh, wound dressings, cochlea implants, and biosensors can all be enhanced with the silk polymer technology, either as a replacement for current synthetic materials or in combination with them. The benefits range from better device performance, complete biocompatibility and reduced biofilm formation, to easier handling for surgeons.
Anti-adhesive & non-inflammatory
Increased hydrophilicity & swelling
Simple uptake and controlled release
Supporting natural skin regeneration