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Biocoat and Agion to Develop and Co-market Coatings for Medical Devices.
Date:4/4/2009

Biocoat, Inc., maker of lubricious HYDAK® hydrophilic coatings, and Agion Technologies, the worldwide leader in natural silver-based antimicrobial solutions, today announced a co-marketing agreement to develop and promote a coatings product line featuring Agion's antimicrobial protection for medical devices.

Horsham, PA (PRWEB) April 4, 2009 -- Biocoat, Inc., maker of lubricious HYDAK® hydrophilic coatings, and Agion Technologies, the worldwide leader in natural silver-based antimicrobial solutions, today announced a co-marketing agreement to develop and promote a coatings product line featuring Agion's antimicrobial protection for medical devices.

This agreement utilizes technology co-owned and patented by Agion and Biocoat for hyaluronan coatings that incorporate silver-based antimicrobial properties. Coatings that take advantage of this synergistic combination of non-thrombogenicity and antimicrobial properties are now available to device makers for immediate evaluation in their products.

"We believe that Agion's silver zeolite technology and the unique properties of coatings based on hyaluronic acid will be a major advance in medical coatings," said Djoerd Hoekstra, CEO of Biocoat. Dr. Josh Simon, Senior Product Manager for Coating Technologies adds, "This is an exciting development not only because it allows us to produce a lubricious coating with antimicrobial properties, but also because of the market timing and prospects for further development of advanced medical coatings."

"Medical devices that incorporate Agion's natural antimicrobial technology actively inhibit the growth of microbes on the device's surface for the life of the product," said Paul Ford, CEO of Agion Technologies. "This partnership will allow us to extend our antimicrobial protection to medical devices that choose Biocoat as their coatings provider.&qu
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