This is not a hydrogel coating, the hydrogel is the stent!
Our Q Urological Aguamedicina™ technology is used to produce structural 100% hydrogel urology devices.
Hydrogels are typically used as coatings, increasing surface lubricity and biocompatibility. Unfortunately, these materials do not exhibit significant mechanical characteristics.
Conversely Aguamedicina™ structural hydrogel technology provides durable, elastic raw material engineered to exceed any medical device, catheter or stent requirement.
Persistent Ureteral Stents
When used in the urinary system, stents and catheters comprised of Aguamedicina™ structural hydrogel provide an advantageous alternative.
Antifouling™ performance diminishes the likelihood that bio-films and corresponding bacteria and encrustation will be exhibited.
Patient comfort is increased in part because of the very high aqueous content (typically 90%) nature of Aguamedicina™ exhibiting extremely compliant and slippery characteristics, therefore unlikely to migrate due to peristalsis.