Using ALD Films to Coat Medical Devices and Implants

In the healthcare sector, a wide range of coatings is used for various applications from passivation and surface protection to device manufacturing.


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Picosun’s PicoMEDICAL™ ALD solutions

PicoMEDICAL™ ALD solutions from Picosun constitute a production-proven and industry-leading technology. This technology can be used by manufacturers to coat biocompatible and bioactive ALD films on implantable medical devices and instruments, dental and orthopedic implants, lab-on-a-chip devices, neural stimulators, stents, and medical sensors.

These devices can be cost-effectively processed in a rapid manner and in large batches using production ALD equipment from Picosun. Picosun has worked with medical ALD applications for years. For example, dental implants are coated with Picosun's bioactive TiO2 thin films for more efficient osteointegration, and the powder ALD systems from Picosun are used in the pharmaceutical sector for surface functionalization of drug particles to achieve controlled delivery of drugs.

For applications that demand the highest conformality, Picosun’s proprietary Picoflow™ technology allows the coating of standard ALD materials on aspect ratios of up to several thousands to one.

About Picosun Group

Picosun Group is the leading provider of AGILE ALD® (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating technology for global industries.

As the inventors and pioneers of the technology for over four decades, our aim is to take ALD to always new frontiers, by working in close collaboration with our customers. Together, we create the production-proven, cutting-edge ALD-based solutions to revolutionize future industries in conventional IC, compound and power semiconductors, LEDs, MEMS, sensors, and 3D components such as medical devices, PCBAs, machinery parts, coins, watches and jewelry.

PICOSUN® product portfolio ranges from fully automated, large scale industrial batch ALD systems for up to 300 mm wafer size to smaller scale research and pre-pilot production tools. We are especially dedicated to providing cost-efficient, turn-key manufacturing solutions for up to 200 mm wafer markets, and for 3D component coating applications.

Our ALD solutions combine agile, compact and innovative equipment design, the leading process quality, and the most comprehensive strategic partnership throughout your ALD journey – from applications consultancy to equipment delivery, personnel training, and full lifecycle management.

Picosun is based in Finland, with subsidiaries in Germany, North America, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Japan, offices in India and France, and a world-wide sales and support network.

For more information please visit www.picosun.com or contact us at [email protected].


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Last updated: Dec 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM

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