Plasmacoating (HyProtect)

HyProtect™ is a plasma coating that offers reliable protection for the surfaces of medical implants and instruments against bacterial contamination.

The use of our HyProtect™ technology is the solution and offers you the following additional benefits:

  • Antimicrobial properties are a logical development of your products, allowing you to achieve higher market prices
  • Antimicrobial coatings help you to stand out from your competitors and to offer products with unique patient benefits
  • Antimicrobial products minimize the risk of cross-contamination from patient to patient, that can be caused by reusable surgical instruments (endoscopes etc.) and the risk of infections associated with the use of medical devices
  • Antimicrobial products can prevent complications and shorten hospital stays, which help to reduce health care costs

Unique features of HyProtectTM technology:

  • Plasma coating made of pure silver applied via the PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process and a silicon oxide coating deposited via the CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) technique
  • Ultra-thin film coating < 200 nm
  • High antimicrobial efficacy, especially against multi-resistant bacteria (> log 4 reduction)
  • Excellent safety and biocompatibility data in accordance with ISO 10993
  • Continuous adaptable long-term release of silver ions
  • Customized adaptation to different materials (e.g. stainless steel, titanium, polymers, ceramics, glass)
  • Transparent or colored, if desired
  • Surface can be tailored from super-hydrophilic to super-hydrophobic
  • Resistant to EtO, steam and plasma sterilization as well as gamma irradiation
  • Patented coating technology
  • Certified technology (ISO 13485)

 

 

Mode of action
Exemplary demonstration of mode of action on the basis of the antimicrobial coating HyProtect™

Silver ions strongly inhibit the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. They destroy important cell components of microorganisms, so that their vital functions do not work anymore.

If materials are equipped with MicroSilver BG-Tec,  HyProtectTM and MicroSilver BG-Med the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms will be prevented over the lifetime of the product.