Founded in 2016, LipoCoat is a nano- and biotech spin-off from the University of Twente, the Netherlands. The start-up specializes in infection control solutions for healthcare and develops bio-inspired, non-toxic coatings for medical devices. The coatings prevent bacteria from adhering to medical devices, thereby aiming to reduce the risk of serious infections.
While developing this innovation, LipoCoat was inspired by nature: The products mimic the phospholipid bilayer that surrounds every cell in the human body, making the product highly biocompatible. In addition, the coatings have been engineered to further improve the comfort and performance of medical devices. First applications include contact lenses, catheters and R&D tools.
In the past three years, LipoCoat has received 20 honors and awards, including European Biotech start-up of 2019.