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Vertellus Specialties UK Ltd

Supplier of Biocompatible Materials

Biocompatible Polymers

Vertellus Specialties UK Ltd

Vertellus develops coating processes to allow customers to incorporate PC into their products, and offers both off-the-shelf and bespoke biomaterials.

Vertellus supplies a range of PC-polymers, and these materials have been shown to be capable of application to many substrates, including metals, plastics and ceramics. Careful choice of co-monomers allows the production of materials with the desired properties. Polymers may be hydrophilic or hydrophobic and may incorporate active chemical groups for added functionality.
Materials Master Files are lodged with FDA on commercial products, which are made at our dedicated ISO9001:2008 registered production facility in Middlesbrough, UK.

PC coated and uncoated substrates

Micrographs showing the difference between PC coated (bottom) and uncoated substrates (top) after incubation with bacteria.

Products include:

PC 1059

A coating polymer used to improve the blood compatibility of heart-lung machines. It is usually simply applied by a dip coating process and does not require curing.


Used on vascular stents, urology devices and various implants. It can be dip or spray coated and may be cured in a humid atmosphere or during typical sterilisation processes. It has been successfully used in drug delivery applications, vascular stents, for example.


A highly wettable material and is used to improve the priming of blood contacting devices (reduced risk of air bubbles) and in applications where lubricity is important.

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