Tech Talks: Medical

Achieving Desired Functionality with Film Coatings


Diagnostic devices, whether used at point of care or in laboratory settings, are becoming smaller, faster, and capable of supporting greater biochemical complexity. Consequently, the materials, surfaces, and manufacturing technologies used to produce these devices have become vital for function and performance control.

To achieve desired functionality, modifications of surface chemistry are often required.

Applying organosilane film coatings in highly uniform, Angstrom-thickness molecular monolayers is a surface modification technique that has proven reliable and predictable in both R&D and high-volume production. These monolayers are best achieved using low-pressure vapor phase coating systems with precise thermal control. This presentation describes the surface-altering properties of vapor-deposited organosilanes and provides real-world examples of their uses in life science device manufacture.


Jonathan Diver, Ph.D., Head of Applications, Life Sciences, Yield Engineering Systems Inc.

Dr. Jonathan Diver, a bioengineer by training, is the Head of Applications for Life Sciences at Yield Engineering Systems (YES). He works with YES’s life science customers to deliver precision surface modification solutions for their biodevice development, optimization, and high-volume manufacturing needs.


Lisa Arrigo, SAE Media Group