Symposium 2006
Speakers & papers
Discussion led by
 Professor Alan Matthews

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Dr Julia Shelton

Dr Sally McArthur

Dr Rafael Rodriguez

Dr Darren Bromley Davenport

Dr Paul Stevenson

MEDIA releases
Medical coatings brochure

Richard Burslem
Site Director,
Tecvac Ltd

Ian Haggan
Business  manager
Tecvac Ltd

Jonathan Housden
Research & Development Manager
Tecvac Ltd

Mark Frogley
Research Machines Development
Tecvac Ltd

Tecvac Ltd
Buckingway Business Park,
Cambridge, UK
CB24 5UG
Tel: 44 (0)1954 233700

About Tecvac
Tecvac installs InnerArmor
Tecvac at Medtec 2009
CrN coated MOM hip bearings
EBPVD CrN coatings on MoM hip components have the potential to produce ultra-low wearing bearing surfaces, which provide a barrier to Cobalt(Co)  ion release.
Plasma modification & thermal processing

Dry film lubrication
Medical applications
Vacuum systems engineering
Contacts, downloads & archive

Carbon based coatings
DLC Compatibility datasheet
Media information about Tecvac
Technical data
CrN/AgCrN coated MOM hip bearings
A new coating, including silver and chromium nitride, has the potential to reduce both wear and joint infection in total hip replacement therapy.
Diamolith (DLC) fact sheet
Visit Tecvac main site
Low friction, wear resistant and biocompatible surfaces
Tecvac Limited provides high lubricity, high hardness, biocompatible  coatings for  use in orthopaedic, cardiac and  other surgical applications. Tecvac's   titanium nitride coating has a substantial clinical record.

Tecvac also supplies leading aerospace and automotive businesses with high integrity coatings, designed to perform at extremes of temperature and load.

Tecvac was founded in 1980 and  has pioneered many advances in thin film technology, ion implantantion and physical vapour deposition, and currently supplies leading research institutions with advanced PVD machines.

Tecvac is part of the Wallwork Group with service centres in  Bury, Birmingham and Cambridge.

Email Tecvac
 Tecvac low friction,  wear resistant and biocompatible surfaces   Call Tecvac on +44 (0) 1954 233700
Biomedical Surfaces  2012

Reduced wear & infection
new coating developed by Tecvac including silver and chromium nitride has the potential to reduce both wear and joint infection in total hip replacement therapy.
See poster from Queen Mary College, University of London
Project BERTI; (Biomedical implant with Exceptional Resistance to Tribo-bio-corrosion and with Inherent antimicrobial properties) is expected to lead to new designs of  knee and hip implants and  substantially reduce the number of costly revision surgeries for hip and knee replacement patients. Partners in the project include Corin Plc, Tecvac Ltd, Imperial College, University of London, Charing Cross Hospitals, Queen Mary College, University of London and the University of Sheffield.   More>>>
SMART HIP project Tecvac was a partner in the SMART-HIP project with Corin Plc which has been funded by the TSB {UK Technology Strategy Board}. "We were all very pleased the SMART-HIP was not only completed on time, but also on budget and with a very positive biomedical research outcome including the development of methods to successfully monitor the evolution of  ion release." Dr. Jonathan Housden, Head of Research and Development, Tecvac Ltd.   More>>>

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