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We create breakthrough products – in diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition and branded generic pharmaceuticals – that help you, your family and your community lead healthier lives, full of unlimited possibilities. Today, 99,000 of us are working to make a lasting impact on health in the more than 150 countries we serve.

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. 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.

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, 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.


Coatings2Go provides a combination of patented and proprietary hydrophilic coating technologies, a variety of volume options, and secure and fast online product ordering. This means our customers find effective solutions to their device requirements and coating needs with ease. Products are then directly shipped to them, in less time and at a lower cost than it would normally take to even get started with all the CDA/NDA, licensing and royalty hassles, and expenses of existing industry standards.

Our mission is to provide safe, effective and affordable water-based  coatings for your medical devices, without resource depleting CDA/NDA's, licensing fees or royalties. Our vision is a medical device community where everyone requiring a coating, despite their expertise or resources, has a coating that will meet their performance needs.

An affiliate of Surface Solutions Labs,® Inc., Coatings2Go has a proven track record of providing high-quality, innovative coating technologies and solutions to the international medical device industry.

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.

EAG Laboratories

EAG Laboratories is the global leader in materials characterization and testing services for the biomedical device industry. Services available include: Auger, XPS,FTIF, 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.


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.

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.

Space Foundry

Space Foundry is a developer and manufacturer of advanced materials printing equipment for prototyping and high volume production of next generation of printed and flexible electronics products. Space Foundry’s technology is based on patent pending atmospheric plasma jet printing that integrates multi-material printing in one platform, with reduced process steps. The startup was founded in 2016 using a technology licensed from NASA and based in silicon valley.

Verily Life Sciences

Verily lives at the intersection of technology, data science and healthcare. Our mission is to make the world's health data useful so that people enjoy healthier lives.Verily is developing tools to collect and organize health data, then creating interventions and platforms that put insights derived from that health data to use for more holistic care management. We have three guiding product design principles: start with the user, simplify care, and lead on security and privacy.

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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