Adam Spence and Biocoat, Inc. Partner to Provide an Integrated Solution for Vascular Catheters with Hydrophilic Lubricious Coatings

Adam Spence, a Spectrum Plastics Group Company, and Biocoat, Inc. have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow Adam Spence to offer complete reinforced catheter shafts with hydrophilic coatings resulting in a streamlined approach to the market for customers.

“Biocoat has deep experience in the application of low friction hydrophilic coatings for catheters used in the cardiovascular, neurovascular, peripheral vascular, and structural heart markets,” said Steve Maxson, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Adam Spence, A Spectrum Plastics Group Company. “The collaborative partnership will enable Adam Spence to offer Biocoat’s HYDAK® hydrophilic coating technology with our braided and coiled catheters and delivery systems.”

This partnership leverages the close geographic proximity of the two organizations. Braid and coil reinforced delivery systems will be developed and manufactured at Adam Spence in Wall, New Jersey. Biocoat will apply and test its low friction HYDAK®topcoat at its nearby Horsham, PA facility.  The two organizations will work seamlessly to provide expertise in coated delivery systems from development through full commercialization.

“Biocoat is excited to be working with Adam Spence and collaborating to provide a seamless solution for delivering hydrophilic coatings for their braided and coiled catheters and delivery systems,” said Jim Moran, president and CEO at Biocoat. “Our unique Hyaluronic (HA) hydrophilic coating provides superior lubricity and durability with the benefit of low particulates.”

Adam Spence is exhibiting at Medtec China with Spectrum Plastics Group on September 26-28 in Shanghai, Chinaat stand #H002– presenting its next generation reinforced tubing solutions.

About Adam Spence

Adam Spence designs and manufactures highly engineered medical extrusions, braid reinforced tubing and catheter sub-assemblies for many of the world’s leading medical device OEMS.  Originally founded as Adam Spence Corporation in 1960, the Company was acquired by WL Gore in 2004 and sold to Vance Street Capital in 2017 before being acquired by Spectrum Plastics Group in 2018. The company was a pioneer in the contract design and manufacture of medical devices and has been providing extrusions to medical device industry for over 55 years.


About Biocoat, Inc.

Biocoat, Inc. develops and licenses biomaterial coatings for medical devices that are custom engineered to meet specific clinical parameters. The company specializes in supplying lubricious hydrophilic coatings for medical devices to original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers. Biocoat is also able to provide in-house coating services to aspiring medical device companies that need help with manufacturing. The company also sells diagnostic test kits in the reproductive market for use in male factor infertility. Visit