Bio Med Sciences

Bio Med Sciences, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 to develop and market advanced materials for biomedical applications. In 1990, Bio Med entered the Ben Franklin Business Incubator program at Lehigh University and hired its first employee. The company then spent the next three years constructing its manufacturing equipment, developing the manufacturing process and quality control systems, as well as gaining FDA approval to market its first product – Silon TSR Temporary Skin Replacement.

To develop and commercialize proprietary technology relating to materials for biomedical applications, Bio Med developed and patented Silon®, a blend of Teflon and silicone. This blend has unusual physical and chemical properties – particularly when formed into thin membranes. The Silon IPN technology enables the production of very thin and soft silicon sheeting without the loss of strength and durability associated with conventional methods.

Bio Med has worked with the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Lehigh Export Network for more than 10 years, receiving market research, developing strategy and seeking overseas representation.

The company has successfully developed its IPN technology into the Silon family of woundcare and scar management products. The product line consists of a range of medical devices based on the Company’s proprietary technology with numerous issued patents. The markets into which the company sells its products include:

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Burn Treatment & Rehabilitation
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy
  • Long-Term Care
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) consumer

With the support of a Market Access Grant from the PA Office of International Business Development, the company has been successful in developing a partnership with Valeant Pharmaceuticals. MEDA AB, Sweden, which purchased Valeant, has continued to purchase and distribute Bio Med products in Northern Europe. Through MEDA, BioMed has representation in 26 countries, which has greatly increased their exposure and sales opportunities.

With 20 years' experience in treating wounds and scars in the burn care and plastic surgery fields, Bio Med has now become a pioneer in the science of skin care and anti-aging.