Precision Coating, Leading Medical Device Coating Company, Announces New Director of Engineering

Preferred global supplier of coating application services in the medical device industry welcomes Mike Gianfrancesco to its team

Boston, MA – September 14, 2020 – Precision Coating Co., Inc. (PCCI) is pleased to announce Mike Gianfrancesco has joined its team as Director of Engineering. Gianfrancesco comes with 15 years of experience within the contract manufacturing segment of the medical device industry. He has held various roles in engineering, operations, and supply chain while working at Tegra Medical, Accudynamics, and Popper Precision Instruments. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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Precision Coating, Leading Medical Device Coating Company, Announces New Group Vice President of Operations

Preferred global supplier of coating application services in the medical device industry welcomes Michael Duquette to its team

Boston, MA – August 14, 2020 – Precision Coating Co., Inc. (PCCI) is pleased to announce the newest member of its senior management team, Michael Duquette as Group Vice President of Operations. Duquette is an operations professional who brings decades of medical device manufacturing experience with him, having held senior-level positions within the industry at Infraredx, Omni Lifesciences, Insulet Corporation, and MedSource Technologies, among them. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering with a materials science emphasis from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.    

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Surface Service: Examining Coatings and Surface Treatment

PCCI Is Mentioned in an MPO Article on Advancements of Coating Technologies for the Medical Industry

MPO recently published an article discussing how the coatings and surface treatments of medical devices can create significant value by enhancing the outer layer of the medical device. The full, original article written by Mark Crawford can be found on MPO’s website. In the article, Crawford states, “Medical device engineers are always looking for new ways to improve the performance of medical device substrates through the use of engineered coatings, especially as device components become smaller and are designed to deliver greater functionality.”

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Checking In On Precision Coating’s Costa Rica Facility

Take Advantage of Our State-of-the-Art Automated PTFE and Polymer Coating Facility

At Precision Coating, we want to highlight our Costa Rica facility as a resource available at our customer’s disposal, that can help companies reduce cost, trim lead times, and improve quality.

PCCI's Facility in Costa Rica

Precision Coating Company maintains a state-of-the-art automated PTFE and polymer coating facility in the Coyol Free Zone in Alajuella, Costa Rica.

This facility runs many of the same automated systems we use in our Hudson facility, applying many of the same coatings. We have all validations in place for like equipment and procedures in Costa Rica as we maintain in our Hudson, Massachusetts facility, providing dual-source potential to mitigate supply risk. We are ISO 13485 2016 registered under the same systems as our Hudson facility. As we are all acutely aware, business is not “as usual” in these challenging times—stability of supply is even more critical than ever before. Having a redundant sourcing resource is a necessity, not an option.

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On the Surface: Treatments and Coatings for Orthopedics

Precision Coatings patented Micralox, microcrystalline aluminum oxide, provides a solution incorporating all the beneficial features of traditional anodize with Micralox enhanced ability to withstand today's aggressive sterilization protocols.

Orthopedic device manufacturers are seeking solutions to address osseointegration, anti-bacterial, and product identification challenges.

The following article was written by Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer, and published by ODT Magazine.

Orthopedic device and instrument manufacturers constantly search for new technologies that improve performance, reduce the risk of failure, and speed patient recoveries. They want devices that enhance functionality and are also easier to use—which are often dependent on ever-improving surface treatments and coatings. In many orthopedic market segments, OEMs are eager for product differentiation because most of the competing implants have similar designs and functions. Incorporating new surface modifications or coatings that improve osseointegration and reduce infection rates is a great way for OEMs to stand out from the crowd and increase market share.

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