By Rakesh Kumar, Specialty Coating Systems, Inc.
Biostable packaging, protection and reliability of various medical electronic components and devices are becoming more challenging due to their long-term performance requirements. Vapor phase polymers, particularly Parylenes, have become more important in the conformal insulation and biostability of medical electronics and enhancing their overall reliability because of the unique characteristics that are generally not available with other polymeric materials. This paper reviews some recent developments in the Parylene technology, including attributes of a new Parylene type, which offer solutions to many existing and future biostable packaging and reliability challenges for medical electronics. Download the full paper for more information.