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June 28 2024 Non-stick, Anti-fouling

SilcoTek's Dursan Coating Advantages in Life Sciences Instrumentation

I had a conversation with our Life Sciences Technical Sales Representative, Patrick Dick, about some of the common questions he gets from his customers. Let's take a deeper dive into protein...

February 02 2024 bio-medical

SilcoTek Presents Metal Leaching Solutions at SLAS Exhibition 2024

From February 3rd through the 7th, SilcoTek's Luke Patterson and Patrick Dick will be attending the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Exhibition in Boston, MA at the Boston...

December 16 2022 bio-medical

SilcoTek Story: Misdiagnoses From Suspected Analyte Carryover

This week, we wanted to share a real world example that comes from within. A SilcoTek® employee had a baby girl who was errantly diagnosed with hyperthyroidism at birth due to suspected analyte...

November 18 2022 bio-medical

Benefits of CVD Coatings on Medical Devices

Because SilcoTek® attended Compamed in Düsseldorf, Germany this week, we wanted to share some ways that our CVD coatings can enhance medical device applications. Compamed is a trade fair where...

June 17 2022 bio-medical

Can Narrow Bore Tubing be Coated?  What About Performance?

We discuss coating the internal surfaces of small bore tubing and needles. How is the coating applied? Does the coating perform? How small a bore can we coat? Can Narrow Bore Tubing be Coated? What...

May 20 2022 bio-medical

How Coatings Contribute to Advances in Breath Analysis

This blog post will explore recent developments in breath analysis including a newly developed FDA approved COVID test that relies completely on analyzing exhaled breath. How Coatings Contribute to...

April 22 2022 bio-medical

SilcoTek® Coatings Improve In Vitro Diagnostic Probes

In this blog post we discuss how non reactive, high purity coatings like Dursan improve in vitro diagnostic probes and needles. SilcoTek® Coatings Improve In Vitro Diagnostic Probes SilcoTek’s...

January 07 2022 bio-medical

Monitoring VOCs in Innovative Ways

We discuss how SilcoNert coated sample pathways are used in an innovative way to test metabolic rate during exercise. Monitoring VOCs in Innovative Ways An interesting paper featuring an interesting...

September 10 2021 bio-medical

Coatings for Needles and Invitro Diagnostic Probes

We discuss coating small bore flow paths used in invitro diagnostics and learn about the benefits and performance of our coatings. Coatings for Needles and Invitro Diagnostic Probes SilcoTek’s...