The main application area of Surfix’s nanocoatings are micro- and nanodevices used in the life sciences, so the systems to be studied and parameters to be measured are mostly biological. On the other hand, the devices that are being used for measuring these parameters are based on physical principles, and their manufacture is based on physical and chemical processes. Therefore, a gap often exists between the physical world of manufacturers of devices and components, and the biological world of system integrators and end users. The chemical surface modification provided by Surfix’s nanocoating bridges this gap.
Quite literally, our nanocoatings span a bridge between the physical device material and the biological sample environment. But more importantly, they provide specific physical, chemical or biological properties to the material. Whether your device requires (local) control of wettability, anti-biofouling or specific biorecognition, Surfix’s nanocoatings enable your device to interact with the biological environment in the right way.
Surfix’s customer base includes companies developing and producing (physical) components and devices, but also companies focusing on specific (biological) applications. Therefore, we speak both languages and are familiar with the requirements and challenges of both worlds. This experience has taught us to approach the problem from both angles. Thus, also in a figurative sense, Surfix is able to bridge the gap.