Article | November 19, 2018

Protecting Implantable Medical Devices From Moisture With Desiccant-Infused Silicone

Source: Flexan

By Harold Sant, VP Operations, Flexan

Protecting Implantable Medical Devices From Moisture With Desiccant-Infused Silicone

Moisture can be harmful to implantable medical devices that operate with electronics. The excess moisture can cause oxidation and dendritic growth in metal parts and wires, and can cause many problems including a fatal electrical shortage or complete device failure as worst case scenarios.