Silicone is a highly versatile material widely used across many industries. Over the past 60 years, medical-grade silicone has been a material of choice for medical device OEMs, and the number of complex and safety-critical applications in this field continues to grow – from surgical devices and implants to orthotics, prosthetics, and more.
Silicone’s unique properties are behind all its advantages for medical device manufacturers. In this blog post, our medical-grade silicone experts explore the key features that make silicone a must for medical devices.Biocompatibility
There’s a lot of criteria when it comes to selecting the right materials for a medical device, yet biocompatibility remains firmly at the top of the list. Thorough testing is required in this area to ensure the device does not produce any toxic or immunological response in the patient.
Due to their chemical inertness, the wide variety of silicone technologies have an excellent l…