Tecvac's medical coatings use 'biologically inert' ultra hard materials, such as titanium nitride, and other bio-compatibles and anti-microbials such as pure gold, silver and copper, to coat implants, medical instruments, probes and accessories. These coatings reduce friction and wear, extend device lifetimes and achieve high levels of biocompatibility with excellent anti-microbial properties.
PVD coatings & thin films, for orthopaedics and cardiology
Tecvac's Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) processes allow metals and organic compounds, to be applied to metal, ceramic and polymeric substrates. Molecular scale changes can be made to plastics and other materials using low temperature plasma techniques. These services and technologies support medical applications in orthopaedics, cardiology and other medical sectors including knee, hip, other orthopaedic and cardiac implants and medical equipment.
Plasma modification of plastics
Tecvac has recently developed a set of new, low temperature plasma processing technologies that allow plastic surfaces to be sterilised, coated or modified to the highest clinical standards to ensure biocompatible solutions.
Analytical and metallurgical services
Tecvac offers a full range of metallurgical and analytical services, supported by the latest heat treatment techniques with controlled environments and advanced cleaning systems to ensure that any implants, probes or core materials used for components or instruments can be coated to the best performance standards.
Substantial clinical history
Tecvac's coating skills have been applied to stents, catheters, laryngeal implants, surgical instruments, pumps, valves and other body fluid management devices, optical & dental devices. These coatings improve performance, aid surgeons and reduce trauma in operations and contribute to better patient outcomes by extending implant life and minimising infection rates. Tecvac's flexible, low friction titanium nitride coatings replicate the smoothest mirror finish and have been specified in knee, hip and other articulation surfaces within orthopaedic applications for very long periods, with complete clinical histories.