What Does IST do?

Integrated Surface Technologies creates advanced nano-coating tools ranging from high volume production lines to the university R&D lab. Our advanced semiconductor-style processing technology helps companies in the Life Sciences, BioMEMs and developers of new innovative devices address surface interface issues. Whether you need a low surface energy hydrophobic coating to a high surface energy hydrophilic interface, from plasma activation to silanation or an anti-fouling coating, we address your needs. IST will identify solutions with you and we can build a custom tooling just for you.

Our Capabilities:

Advanced Surface modification of virtually any media.

Inert and passive coatings for microcircuits.

Reactive coupling agents for MEMS & BioMEMS.

Create high performance Bio-Consumables with specialized properties.

Functional surfaces for creating custom nano structures.

Improved product Reliability and Quality.

Atomic Layer Deposition Coatings (ALD).

Specialized Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD).

Protective coatings for surgical masks.

Why IST?

At IST, we provide a full end-to-end service, so you get a turn-key solution to nano-coating thin films. What does that mean for you?

Superior Service

We’re service-oriented at our core, and believe fantastic machines don’t mean much if you don’t have great people willing to stand behind them. You can have our specialists in person throughout the process and for after-sales maintenance too.

Proprietary Technology

Cost effectively management of consumables is just as important as the equipment itself—you can refill our Patent Pending refillable cartridges yourself or we can keep you stocked up with on-time delivery.

Our Process

1. Consultation

We meet face-to-face or on the phone or video chat to find out your exact needs and make sure we’re up to your task.

2. Test Coating

We’ll run some test coatings in our demo lab to check the feasibility and value of a nano-coating. Then, you can compare the results and benefits.

3. Custom Solution

Our engineering team will design customized equipment for your devices, including fixtures and process kits. We’ll teach your team all there is to know about depositing nano-coatings in R&D and production.

4. Provide Coating

We optimize a unique integrated solution just for you—we’re the only ones in the industry whose machines can make unique film structures and incorporate plasma processes and up to 5 different liquid precursors sequentially.

5. Manage Inventory

Cost effective management of consumables is just as important as the equipment itself—you can refill our Patent Pending refillable cartridges yourself or we can keep you stocked up with on-time delivery

6. Service Our Equipment

We stand by our products and technical solutions, which means you can come straight to us with product maintenance needs every time. We are always available with fast responses.

Case Studies


Result / A new genomic sequencing device was brought to the market.

Hearing Devices

Result / Our customer was able to see a decrease in returns and provide a better-quality product.

Medical Devices

Result / A device with improved performance is now available.

MEMS Microphones and Accelerometers

Result / IST’s RPX tool has been used to coat-millions of MEMS devices.

Microfluidic Devicesometers

Result / A production coating process was qualified. The hydrophilic properties results in auto-priming of the fluidic device. Using IST’s large reactor chamber, a cost effective solution at only pennies per device was achieved.

Microscope Glass Slides

Result / The IST vapor deposition process exhibited improved uniformity, less variation and film stability compared with a wet bath solution.

Handheld Electronics

Result / Our customer’s device went from an IPX-0 to an IPX-5 rating. The service life of their specialty devices which are constantly exposed to water went from 30 days to 1+ year.

Wearable Video Cameras

Result / Our customer was extremely satisfied and place our RPX into their production flow. They also found that the IST RPX was useful for other applications like plasma cleaning and promoting adhesion in their manufacturing process.