Research Areas

Research Areas

ISurTec is committed to research and development. Our interdisciplinary staff of scientists and engineers enjoys designing new coated products for the medical and scientific community.  Our research is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the Small Business Innovative Research Program (SBIR).  

Read about a few of our projects below. 

Coatings for Ureteral Stents

Ureteral stents, and other medical devices in the urinary tract, frequently suffer from encrustation with calcium and magnesium salts. ISurTec is developing a coating to reduce encrustation, allowing longer lifetimes of devices with less pain for patients.

Neural tissue engineering scaffolds

Our scaffolds will be produced in a standardized format compatible with common electrophysiology equipment such as multielectrode arrays. The scaffolds are designed to enable high-throughput electrophysiological assays with high predictive power for multiple neurotransmitter systems including glutamatergic, cholinergic, dopaminergic, serotonergic, noradrenergic, and GABAergic circuits.

ISurTec is a technology innovator with a deep passion for identifying, creating and commercializing new methods and products that enable companies to fulfill their mission.


Innovative Surface Technologies, Inc.
1045 Westgate Drive Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55114



ISurTec will consistently provide high quality products and services that meet requirements for medical device coatings and other scientific coatings. We will actively strive to bring excellence to the surface in all that we do, meeting or exceeding customers’ needs and expectations, and improve the quality of our products and service by enabling each employee to fulfill their job responsibilities correctly the first time.

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