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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. 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 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


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.

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.


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.

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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