Plasma Treatment: Surface Activation of Medical & Biomedical Devices

Plasma treatment systems to improve cell and biomaterial adhesion to clinical diagnostic platforms. Also for pre-treatment prior to gluing of balloon catheters, syringes, valves etc. as well as general plastics

We supply a wide range of plasma treatment equipment tailored to the needs of the medical & biomedical industries. Preparation and modification of medical polymer surfaces by means of low pressure plasma treatment enables you to use an inherently dry & environmentally friendly technique. Plasma treatment significantly improves the surface properties of immuno assays and cell culture media, significantly improving their properties for biomolecular absorption and cell proliferation.

Plasma Treated Catheters

Plasma Treated Medical Plastics

Plasma Treatment Processes:

Plasma activation:

  • balloon catheters prior to gluing
  • catheters/connectors prior to gluing
  • syringes/hubs prior to gluing
  • micro-titre plates to increase cell growth
  • intra ocular lenses prior to biocompatible coatings or to make them hydrophilic

 Plasma coating:

  • permanent hydrophilic coating on teflon tubes
  • drug inert coating on inhalation device valves

Plasma Treatment for R&D/small parts scale:

We offer a range of plasma treatment systems specifically for R&D or processing of small medical parts. Different plasma treatment units can be supplied with trays, drum, or roll to roll mechanisms. Internal capacities range from the compact benchtop 'Femto' system with a 2L plasma treatment chamber, to the 150L 'Tetra' system.

  • options for manual, semi-auto and full auto/ PC control
  • automated monitoring of all process parameters
  • operator/process and maintenance level security
  • Ultra-High Purity (UHP) configurations
  • wide range of sample introduction options including multiple shelves, powder and small part containers, drums and roll-to-roll feeds
  • customised systems

Single Button and Touchscreen Control Options

Automatic Plasma Control  Touchscreen Control

Software Control Option

Plasma Treatment Software 1

Graphical display of system status & current process steps

Plasma Treatment Software 2

Configure up to 100 recipes with multiple process steps

Plasma Treatment Software 3

Live parameter data display & alarms

Industrial/high throughput/large scale parts:

Our industrial scale plasma treatment systems have been developed to treat parts where high throughputs are needed. Specific models are offered with bespoke loading arrangements based on your specific requirements.

We have delivered industrial plasma treatment systems (such as the one opposite) with internal capacities up to 12,600 litres.

Femto 2L Plasma Treatment System

'Femto' Benchtop 2L Capacity

Pico 5L Plasma Treatment System

'Pico' Benchtop 5L Capacity

Nano 24L Plasma Treatment System

'Nano' Benchtop 24L Capacity

Tetra 50L Plasma Treatment System

'Tetra' 30L-150L Capacity

Industrial Scale Medical Plastics Plasma Treatment System

We offer free consultation and initial proof of concept plasma treatment services as well as rental systems.

For additional information on these services, if you have any questions, or to request a quotation, please contact us.

Detailed product & application information is available in our document, icon Introduction to Plasma Processing (3.45 MB).

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