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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.

AST Products, Inc.

AST Products, Inc. develops and manufactures a range of ophthalmic surgical products used by physicians to treat patients with cataracts. Our ophthalmic product line includes: the Asqelio™ series of intraocular lens and their Preloaded IOL Delivery Systems (monofocal, trifocal, EDOF and multifocal, and related toric versions), and our premier intraocular lens (IOL) delivery devices, the bioli™, pioli™ and lioli™ IOL Delivery Systems, which are designed for the implantation of a single-piece foldable intraocular lens into the human eye through a surgical procedure. All our Asqelio™ series of Preloaded IOL Delivery Systems and the IOL Delivery Systems are pretreated with our innovative LubriMATRIX™ technology which offers a safe, simple and effective lens delivery. AST also provides environmentally-friendly medical coatings for a variety of industries, along with analysis equipment and specially engineered plasma reactors that facilitate the application of our advanced surface treatment technologies.

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.

Biocoat, Inc.

Biocoat, Inc. develops and licenses biomaterial coatings for medical devices that are custom engineered to meet specific clinical parameters. The company specializes in supplying lubricious hydrophilic coatings for medical devices to original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers. Biocoat is also able to provide coating services to aspiring medical device companies that require assistance with manufacturing.


Carmeda is a medical coating company that develops, manufactures, and markets biocompatible coating technologies. CARMEDA® BioActive Surface (also known as CBAS® Heparin Surface) is the clinically most proven heparin coating technology commercially available. This technology provides a lasting thromboresistance that actively prevents platelet adhesion and thrombus formation on medical device surfaces. GORE® PROPATEN®Vascular Graft is one of many products featuring this heparin technology, which in numerous of clinical studies has shown to improve clinical outcome and to reduce overall healthcare costs. Carmeda is certified to ISO13485 and has state-of-the-art cGMP-compliant facilities for contract coating of Class III products according to both European and US requirements

Colorado State University

School of Biomedical Engineering
From the pioneering global impacts of our research to the hands-on, life-altering experiences of our students, the School of Biomedical Engineering leads the way.


Elkem, one of the world’s leading fully integrated silicone companies, offers a full range of medical grade silicones, including biomedical solutions for long term implantable and drug delivery applications. Elkem’s Silbione® brand silicones are manufactured in a state-of-the-art clean manufacturing facility and designed to meet customers' biocompatibility, quality, and lot-to-lot consistency needs.


We develop coatings to reduce protein and cell adsorption or mineral deposition on surfaces allowing devices to retain their functions longer. Our medical device coating products control the surface properties to minimize harm to the body and to the medical device from those biological interactions.


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.

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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