Encapson receives €600k credit from High Tech Fund
- Encapson was awarded a €600k credit for developing a fully automated, robotized, high-capacity production unit (Sono-Line 03) for the production of Sono-Sheath™, an echogenic sheath making any biopsy and vascular access needle visible under ultrasound.
- The High Tech Fund is an equipment fund providing financial support for promising technical innovations of SME’s. The fund is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Region Twente and the Province Overijssel
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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