The SILCRYST coatings business is located at NUCRYST Pharmaceutical's manufacturing facility in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. The facility manufactures Smith & Nephew's Acticoat™ antimicrobial barrier dressings and NUCRYST's patented silver Rx nanocrystals. The SILCRYST business is profitable and growing.
NUCRYST believes that other medical devices could benefit from a sustained release silver antimicrobial coating. NUCRYST patents cover a wide range of coating(s) for medical devices including bioinert and bioabsorbable materials, and lubricious coatings.