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the acquisition, Bayer MaterialScience gains exclu- sive access to a broad patent portfolio and patent applications owned or exclusively licensed by AMI.

All AMI employees, including the President and Chief Executive Officer of AMI, Scott Metcalf, will remain with AMI following the acquisition by Bayer Materi- alScience LLC. “This is an exciting milestone for our company, and we look forward to scaling our growth as part of Bayer MaterialScience,” said Scott Metcalf.

Furthermore, Bayer MaterialScience has launched

a new lubricious surface treatment for catheters and other medical devices under the brand name Baymedix®

CL 100.

catheters, such as polyether-block amide (Pebax® ),

thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), and nylon. Im- pressively low coefficients of wet friction, 0.01-0.03, have been achieved on several prototype catheters.

During the Medtec trade show in Stuttgart from Mar- ch 23-25, 2010, the company showed a broad spec- trum of coatings products in its Baymedix® This includes Baymedix® drug-eluting Baymedix® lic Baymedix®

portfolio.

CL lubricious coatings, the CD coatings, and hydrophi-

CH coatings, which are characterized

This coating combines a very low coefficient of wet friction with high durability and biocompatibility. The exceptional lubricity of this new product com- plements the company’s existing portfolio of Bayme- dix®

lic coatings. Baymedix®

by very high mechanical strength and particular hemocompatibility.

http://www.baymedix.com http://www.bayermaterialscience.com/

hemocompatible polyurethane-based hydrophi- CL 100 can be adapted to

many substrates but is especially suitable for applica- tion to elastomeric materials of the sort common in

B

io-Gate AG (ISIN DE000BGAG999), Germany, increases its capital with exclusion of subscripti-

on rights against cash by 10%. The management and existing shareholders (founders and pre-IPO owners) will subscribe the shares. In addition to the existing

Enabling technology for the next generation of touch- screens: actuators and sensing components. © BMS

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