Article | November 19, 2018

The Growth Of Biocompatible Silicone In Implantable Medical Devices

Source: Flexan

By Harold Sant, VP Operations, Flexan

The Growth Of Biocompatible Silicone In Implantable Medical Devices

Silicone’s biocompatibility and stability when implanted within the human body for short-term or long-term applications have made it a highly popular material for implantable medical devices. This article offers a brief overview of the history of biocompatible silicone, new testing and standards, and the issues regarding biocompatibility and patient safety.