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Silicone was first used in the medical field when renowned surgeon Dr. Frank Lahey used the material to repair a patient’s bile duct in 1946. Following with additional advancements such as tubing for urethra replacements and hydrocephalus shunts, silicone has since been employed in a wide variety of medical applications and implantable devices, such as orthopedic joint implants, pacemakers and neurostimulators.
Silicone is an elastomeric thermoset that utilizes siloxane chemistry, a polymer chain of alternating Silicon (Si) and Oxygen (O) atoms. The strength and chemical attributes of the Si-O bond give silicone physical properties and performance characteristics that are highly advantageous for medical applications, including:
Medical silicone components and assemblies can be manufactured using five uniquely different fabrication processes. In order to ensure the highest quality and most cost effective commercial outcome for your device, it is important that you work with a contract manufacturer that is intimately familiar with each of these processes and can select the most appropriate one for the functional needs of your device.
*Plus a diverse range of custom formulations and secondary operations.
Acute pediatric gastrointestinal surgery
Artificial heart assembly
Continuous glucose monitoring
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