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Medical Devices

Parylene offers FDA-approved medical device protection.

From bandages to pacemakers, medical devices improve the quality of life for millions of people every day. Modern advances in medical technologies now allow physicians to treat life-threatening conditions, such as heart failure, with high-precision, micro-surgical tools that vastly reduce recovery time and cost to patients. To achieve success in this highly regulated, tech-forward environment, medical device manufacturers must carefully balance outright innovation with demonstrable safety. As competition continues to grow, top medical devices are increasingly becoming more complex, housing multiple underlying technologies, in order to provide patients with better results. Parylene enables these increasingly intricate technologies by encapsulating medical devices in a highly protective, ultra-thin and biocompatible film. Once encapsulated with parylene, medical devices are free to deliver therapeutic benefit anywhere on or inside the human body. FDA-approved parylene combines the powerful precision of a high-tech polymer coating along along with a 50-year track record of safety in a wide range of medical applications. Parylene coatings are completely inert, adhere as a gas (coating at thicknesses as low as 0.1 microns), and conform precisely to all surface topographies. Learn more about what parylene is and how it works here.

medical applications

  • Cardiac assist devices (CADs)
  • Cochlear ear implants
  • Electrosurgical instruments
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Elastomeric seals
  • Stents
  • Sensors
  • Needles

medical applications

  • Cardiac assist devices (CADs)
  • Cochlear ear implants
  • Electrosurgical instruments
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Elastomeric seals
  • Stents
  • Sensors
  • Needles

What makes Parylene a First Choice for Medical Device Manufacturers?

  • Excellent biocompatibility
  • Outstanding barrier protection
  • Outstanding hydrophobicity
  • Exceptional dielectric properties
  • Exceptional dry lubricity
  • Superior thermal stability
  • Superior drug adherability
  • 100% film conformability
  • Non-toxic with zero outgassing

certifications & Capabilities

ISO 13485:2016
Certified

FDA 21 CFR 820
Compliant

ISO 9001:2015
Certified

USP Class VI
Biocompatibility Rating

ISO class 7 (class 10,000)
clean rooms

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