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Any Day: European Medical Device Technology (EMDT)

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 2:16pm

ONLINE- The webinar will review the variants of Parylene, their unique and highly useful attributes, their application processes and examples of how Parylenes have solved device performance and materials challenges. 

Parylenes ...

  • have solved patient allergenic reactions to device materials;
  • have allowed drug/polymer combinations to be applied to metal stents that were otherwise incompatible;
  • have prevented galvanic interaction between dissimilar metals in cerebral vascular coiling procedures;
  • have permitted the use of less expensive but non-biocompatible metals in surgical instruments;
  • have enabled smaller device dimensions and tighter components packaging due to ultra-thin coatings.

Parylenes are solvent, catalyst and plasticizer-free organic coatings that have an impressive array of attributes.  These attributes include:

  • excellent chemical inertness and resistance
  • superior chemical, fluid, gas, moisture and electrical barrier properties
  • coefficients of friction equal to or better than some PTFEs
  • temperature performance to 450°C. 

Parylenes are biostable and biocompatible, having passed an array of ISO 10993 and USP Class VI biological evaluations, documentation of which can be found in FDA Drug and Device Master Files. Click here for more info.

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