SCHOTT Electronic Packaging, a business unit within SCHOTT, is a leading developer and manufacturer of hermetic housings and other components for the reliable, long-term protection of sensitive electronics. Our core technologies are glass-to-metal and ceramic-to metal sealing, thermal sensing components as well as a variety of cutting-edge specialty glass competences. In the medical field, SCHOTT EP manufactures hermetic, customizable, and fully autoclavable LEDs, connectors, and component housings for medical devices. SCHOTT components meet the challenging sterilization requirements of medical devices and have been tested to withstand over 3,500 autoclaving cycles in humid heat at a temperature of 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
SCHOTT Electronic Packaging
15 Wells Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
Glass-to-metal sealing technology, already used in other harsh-environment applications - such as aviation, aerospace, and automotive safety - has emerged as an ideal solution in the development and manufacture of medical connectors.
Medical device manufacturers and designers must overcome various challenges to succeed in an expanding global marketplace, challenged along the way by aspects of design, research, validation, and bringing their devices to a competitive market in a cost-effective manner.
Electronics in medical applications require continuous power and signal transmission for reliable performance. However, the medical connectors that enable these functions are a potential weak point.
In an ever-evolving medical landscape, innovative designs can make all the difference in gaining a competitive advantage for device manufacturers. SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs can withstand thousands of steam sterilization cycles, opening a wealth of new design options for device engineers.