Hydro-Slik™ is a unique blend of Hydro-Sil™ and Hydro-Silk™. The result is a hydrophobic-hydrophilic coating that increases lubricity when dry, yet also provides increased lubricity when introduced into a fluid environment (i.e. blood stream, urinary tract etc.)
Hydro-Slik™ is available in three blends:
-Hydro-Slik™ 25 (75% hydrophobic / 25% hydrophilic)
-Hydro-Slik™ 50 (50% hydrophobic / 50% hydrophilic)
-Hydro-Slik™ 75 (25% hydrophobic / 75% hydrophilic)
Similar to Hydro-Sil™, no prewetting, special training or protocols are required. Hydro-Slik™ offers all of the advantages of Hydro-Sil™ including increased lubricity, anti-clotting effects, no flaking or cracking, no color consistency problems and it can be sterilized by gamma, E-beam or ETO methods. Hydro-Slik™ is Class VI approved.
Due to the unique blending and ionic impregnation of the Hydro-Slik™ compound, dissipation of the Hydro-Slik™ is strictly controlled. Unlike pure hydrophilic coatings, there is no significant bolus release into the fluid environment.