Patent applications filed for Sono-Coat™ and Sono-Sheath™, Encapson’s first own product
- Encapson continues to build a robust patent portfolio. The first two Sono-Coat™ core patents have already been granted in US, China and Japan, EU is pending. In February 2019 Encapson filed two new patent applications to protect the Sono-Coat™ technology for use in deeper tissue applications
- Another patent application was filed for Encapson’s first own product called Sono-Sheath™; a truly innovative product concept providing instant echogenicity / US visibility, universally applicable to Biopsy and Vascular Access needles.
Note for the Press
Encapson has developed Sono-Coat™; an innovative echogenic coating system to improve the ultrasound visibility of medical devices in the body. The Sono-Coat™ technology is based on a coating matrix containing acoustically reflective microspheres. The microspheres scatter the ultrasound waves in all directions. The enhanced reflection leads to crystal clear and sharp images on the ultrasound screen. The Sono-Coat™ technology platform consists of two coating systems: the M-series for needles and the P-Series for catheters.
Sono-Coat™ enables precise targeting of objects in deeper tissue structures such as liver and kidney biopsies, facilitates vascular access, setting peripheral nerve block and tip confirmation of CVC, PICC, Drainage and Regional Anaesthesia catheters. The unmatched ultrasound visibility of Sono-Coat™ supports the physician in performing accurate, safe and error-free ultrasound-guided procedures.
Encapson provides coating services to the medtech industry. We develop advanced visibility solutions for a large variety of products creating unique value for your portfolio. Our company is ISO-13485:2016 certified and delivers high-quality products that meet stringent regulatory and end-user requirements.
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