FLITE in Medical Devices
When medical devices are implanted in the body, they encounter two fundamental problems; complications that arise where the implant meets tissue, (such as scarring and infection), and blockages that occur in the spaces created by those implants (such as clotting and stenosis). Functional surfaces that reduce these problems have already been studied and their benefits established, but there are material limits that can have these surfaces, and nanotech coatings are often seen as unsafe by regulatory officials.
FLITE can take well designed, trusted devices, and improve their surface texture to reduce complications. Hydrophilic surfaces show better tissue affinity and hydrophobic surfaces experience less stenosis in devices like cardiac stents.