IONICS takes part in the European EasyFix project which aims at industrializing a new anti-bacterial / anti-adhesion PVD coating for temporary orthopedic implants. The project is driven by INTRAUMA, an Italian medical devices manufacturer, which works in close collaboration with the Polytecnico of Turino for the coating development. Thanks to its PLAMECO equipment, IONICS can carry out pre-series production and technology validation. The process will be upscaled then in order to move to mass production.
The Easyfix project is now finished. The coating shows an anti-bacterial efficiency of CFU log 1.67 and log 0.2 which is considered as completely anti-bacterial. IONICS has treated the first batches of implants for its partner INTRAUMA. Mechanical characterization are ongoing.
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