LiquiGlide® is developing a new generation of coatings for the medical industry that can improve patient care and save lives.
Our research and experiments have demonstrated the potential for liquid-impregnated surfaces to greatly reduce thrombosis and the formation of biofilms that compromise the performance of medical devices.
In liquid form, many medications are highly viscous and sticky, leaving behind a residue and making it difficult to get the full dosage. This phenomenon is particularly problematic for vaccines, biologics and other costly therapies that have to be over-filled to ensure a sufficient dose. LiquiGlide® can prevent this sticking and ensure the full dosage, making administering medicine more efficient and effective.
Invented in the Varanasi Lab at MIT, LiquiGlide® is the only permanently wet slippery surface. No other durable solution makes viscous liquids slide easily.