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American Preclinical Services

With a wealth of preclinical medical device expertise, state-of-the-art facility, and the most advanced imaging technology, APS is the Contract Research Organization of choice for in-vivo medical device testing. APS has the ability to perform GLP studies for regulatory submissions as well as feasibility research, device training, and educational programs using acute and chronic research models.

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AST Products, Inc.

AST Products, Inc. was founded in 1989 to develop novel surface technologies and coatings. Initially a research based organization, AST now offers a line of patented and proprietary coatings for the medical device and specialty materials industries. It also provides specially engineered plasma reactors and analysis equipment that facilitate the application of their advanced coatings.

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Aspen Research Corporation

Aspen Research is a contract research organization known for superior understanding of materials science, engineering and analytical testing. Our ISO 17025 accredited laboratory offers materials characterization, method development, design and execution of extractables and leachables studies, and challenge testing for recycled plastics intended for use in food contact.

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Bausch & Lomb

Bausch & Lomb is the preeminent global technology based healthcare company for the eye, dedicated to helping consumers see, look and feel better through innovative technology and design. Founded in 1853 in Rochester, New York, where it continues to have its headquarters, the company has over 10,000 people in 35 countries. Bausch & Lomb products are available in more than 100 countries around the world.

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BioCoat, Inc.

Biocoat acquires biomaterials technologies through internal development, funding scientific and applied research at academic research facilities, joint development projects with other companies, cooperative research with academic researchers, and by acquiring the rights to intellectual property.

Biocoat develops practical applications of its technologies in partnership with established medical device companies, who license the HYDAK® coating technology from Biocoat.


BioInteractions Ltd

BioInteractions Ltd is an innovative provider of biocompatible solutions to the worldwide medical device and pharmaceutical industry. Our goal is to contribute positively to improved patient well-being and speedier recovery times through the development and supply of leading edge biomaterials that deliver the best in biocompatibility, haemocompatibility, minimised human-host response, protection against infection, enhanced lubricity and customised drug release. With over 30 years experience working in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry, BioInteractions is strategically placed to deliver the next generation of biocompatible solutions.


Carmeda is a medical coating company, certified to ISO 13485. We develop, manufacture and market biocompatible coating technologies.

The Carmeda BioActive Surface (CBAS®) is the clinically most proven heparin coating technology commercially available. W.L Gore & Associates Propaten vascular graft is one of many products benefiting from CBAS, which has been shown to remain active for years in clinical studies.

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DSM Biomedical

DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals. The company creates innovative products and services that help improve the quality of life. DSM’s products are used in a wide range of end markets and applications such as human and animal nutrition and health, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, automotive and transport, coatings, housing and electrics & electronics (E&E). DSM’s strategy, named Vision 2010 – Building on Strengths, focuses on accelerating profitable and innovative growth of the company’s specialties portfolio. Market-driven growth, innovation and increased presence in emerging economies are key drivers of this strategy. The group has annual sales of over EUR 8 billion and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. DSM ranks among the global leaders in many of its fields. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

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Experimental Surgical Services, University of Minnesota

Experimental Surgical Services at the University of Minnesota is more than just a contract research organization. From discovery to regulatory strategy to submission we are the industry leader in researching and testing pre-clinical medical devices and surgical techniques.

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EAG Laboratories

EAG Laboratories is the global leader in materials characterization and testing services for the biomedical device industry. Services available include: Auger, XPS, FTIR, ICPMS, extractables/leachables and microscopy (SEM, TEM). EAG provides fast turnaround and superior data quality to support R&D and production via its global network of laboratories.


Exthera Medical Corporation

ExThera Medical Corporation, a Berkeley, California based development-stage company, is committed to the development and commercial launch of an innovative medical device that captures and removes a wide range of pathogens and disease-causing agents from circulating blood. These agents can cause extreme inflammation, sepsis, septic shock and multiple organ failure. Using its patented technology, the Company will provide the critical care medical community with an important new therapy that quickly and safely reduces the blood’s bacterial and/or viral load and the duration of bactermia. At the same time it removes pathogens, ExThera’s Seraph™Microbind™Affinity Blood Filter also reduces circulating levels of many of the factors that initiate a patient’s extreme inflammatory response, including bacterial toxins, pro-inflammatory cellular mediators, harmful proteins, and other virulence factors.


Interace Biologics

Interface Biologics Inc. (IBI) develops transformative biomedical polymer technologies that improve the safety and effectiveness of medical devices. 
Our primary technology focus areas are anti-thrombogenic additives that reduce thrombosis in blood contacting medical devices and polymer enabled drug delivery platforms.



Our medical technologies help make it possible for millions of people to resume everyday activities, return to work, and live better, longer. We're able to do this with the help of some very special people around the world: 38,000 dedicated employees who share a passionate purpose to improve lives, thousands of medical professionals who share their insights and ideas, and hundreds of advocacy associations that help us share information so people with debilitating diseases know relief is possible.

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Pace Analytical Services, Inc.

Pace Analytical Services, Inc. is a privately held, industry-leading sampling and analytical testing firm. Pace provides analytical lab solutions for testing, staffing and equipment, with a wide scope of services.

With a nationwide network of 28 environmental laboratories, 2 life sciences labs and 24 service centers, Pace has the capacity to support a diverse client base—from local, state and national government programs to industry, engineering/consulting, mining, energy and R&D. Our 37 years of experience give us the expertise and vision to partner with these clients, providing analytical testing and services to support both short-term needs and long-term development—even in today’s challenging economic environment.

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Provision Kinetics

Provision Kinetics manufactures and distributes Anti-Xa and Anti-IIa heparin activity kits. Our customers are located worldwide and include unfractionated heparin and LMW-heparin manufacturers, as well as makers of heparin-coated medical devices. The company prides itself on providing quality products, excellent customer service, and unmatched technical support.

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Surface Solutions Laboratories, Inc.

Surface Solutions Laboratories, Inc. develops coating and adhesive technologies for the medical device industry. Coating customization and consulting services are available for all substrates. Waterbased coating technologies include: scratch-resistant, hydrophilic anticorrosion, radiopaque, laser-markable, electrically conductive, light relfecting, light absorbing, and sustained release-antibacterial, antithrombogenic, anticancer, growth-promoting/inhibiting.


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Space Foundry

Space Foundry is a hardware startup based in silicon valley, co-founded by a team of materials scientists and business executives. We develop innovative materials processing and direct write printing technology for advanced manufacturing. Our unique printing technology enables the next generation of printed, flexible and integrated electronic products.

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SurModics, Inc.

Surmodics is the global leader in surface modification technologies for intravascular medical devices and a leading provider of chemical components for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests and microarrays. Following two recent acquisitions of Creagh Medical and NorMedix, we are executing a key growth strategy for our medical device business by expanding to offer total intravascular product solutions to our medical device customers. 
With this focus on offering total product solutions, our mission remains: to improve the detection and treatment of disease by using our technology to provide solutions to difficult medical device and diagnostic challenges.

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W.L. Gore & Associates

While we may be best known for our GORE-TEX® fabrics, all our products are distinguished in their markets. Our technologies and fluoropolymer expertise are unsurpassed.

We create next-generation cable assemblies and components for the electronics industry, set the standard for outerwear comfort and protection, solve difficult industrial problems with innovative materials and technology, and Gore medical products work in harmony with the body's own tissues to restore normal body function.

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