Medical Making a healthy choice with medical PVD coatings


The functionalisation of surfaces through PVD coatings have become an indispensable component of modern medical technology since the coatings provide a unique combination of extreme surface hardness, low friction coefficient and anti-corrosion properties. In addition to uncompromising quality, the medical industry also demands compliance with biocompatibility regulations.


More than 50 years of knowledge and expertise

Our experience and knowledge in the development of medical application-specific solutions in the medical industry is based on many years of cooperation with medical experts and universities/university clinics. Oerlikon Balzers’ PVD coating solutions improve patient outcomes and add economic value to healthcare products. Through consistent procedures we are therefore able to transfer these solutions globally.

All our coating centres hold the ISO 9001 certification. Our coating centres in Balzers, Liechtenstein; Brügg, Switzerland and Cluses, France, are specialised in coating medical products and are specifically certified for ISO 13485. All our BALIMED coatings meet the highest industry standards and hold the following specific medical certificates:

Cytotoxity: MEM Elution, 72 hours (according to USFDA 21 CFR Part 58)

Sensitisation: Maximisation, Magnusson-Kigman Method (according to ISO 10993)

Irritation: Intracutaneous Reactivity (according to ISO 10993)