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Royal DSM Announces Its First In-House Medical Coating Service Plant Is Ready For Commercial Production



1/22/2014 11:21:28 AM

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January 22, 2014 -- DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials science and regenerative medicine, today announced that the Company has launched a new facility to offer coating services for its ComfortCoat® coating technologies. As a strategic partner to medical device makers, DSM offers a full suite of coating application processes, which include coating, testing, packaging, and labeling as well as additional customized processes such as cutting.

DSM differentiates itself from other coating solution providers through its global customer support team. Expert representatives work directly with device makers on each individual project and their best in class technical and application support positively impacts time-to-market for medical device manufacturers. DSM has a fundamental and molecular understanding of both the chemical science and the application processes used in the Company’s coating technologies since it also develops and manufactures the high quality medical coatings. These are applied on numerous types of interventional devices in Cardiology, Urology and other clinical fields. By keeping all of the steps involved in formulation and applicationwithin the same organization, device makers gain an advantage through streamlined processes and first-hand knowledge.

“DSM’s coatings business leverages our deep and wide expertise in medical device materials manufacturing and design,” said Dr. Hinke Malda, Director of Medical Coatings, DSM Biomedical. “Launching an in-house medical coating service means we can add further strategic value to our work with partners and customers through full-service support from coating selection to delivering fully coated device parts.”

DSM utilizes state-of-the-art equipment operated in an ISO class 8 cleanroom, and a Quality Management System that is compliant with ISO 13485 standards. The biomedical practice with its ISO certification is consistently able to meet customer and regulatory requirements applicable to medical devices and related services. DSM coats medical device parts using a dip coating process and offers UV curing to instantly dry coatings, which can help increase production speed, increase yield rates, improve properties such as scratch and solvent resistance, andfacilitate superior bonding.

DSM will be exhibiting at MD&M West at booth 1715. Company representatives will be available to answer questions about the new coating service.

To see DSM’s coating process in action, please watch the video on the website.

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences, DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 23,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around €9 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.

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