SLIC™ Friction Reduction Coating
BDC’s proprietary SLIC friction reduction coating is a surface treatment that significantly reduces surface friction and tackiness on silicone mock anatomies and mock vessels to produce a clinically relevant tracking environment. BDC Labs’ proprietary process for applying our SLIC coating produces an ultra-thin, gap-free, conformal and compliant luminal surface that significantly reduces friction to a magnitude similar to in-situ vessels. The clarity of BDC’s silicone is maintained on anatomies and vessels coated with SLIC when wetted, making visual monitoring of the sample within a coated silicone vessel or anatomy convenient. Once applied to the surface, the SLIC coating forms a durable layer that will perform repeatably for in excess of 100 tracking cycles.
Advantages of coating with SLIC™
- Produces a clinically relevant environment for tracking catheters and delivery systems
- Creates a realistic experience for physician training of stent systems and other endovascular devices within silicone anatomies
- Reduces forces on delivery systems during advancement, deployment and retraction, preventing potential damage
- Eliminates ‘stick-slip-stick’ effect between silicone and delivery systems to promote a higher level of deployment accuracy
To learn more about the benefits of SLIC™ coating and how it can make tracking and deploying easier and more clinically relevant, download our brochure. Better still, ask us for a free SLIC™-coated sample!