Healthcare & Medical Whitepapers
In-depth papers on innovative silicone technology
Our medical device and silicone experts have developed and tested new technology to support innovation in the Healthcare & Medical industry. These whitepapers provide an in-depth look at our findings.
Fighting Hospital Acquired Infection
Hospital-acquired infections have been decreasing over time, however they still remain a threat to patient safety. Particularly, catheter-associated infections are difficult to prevent due to their inherent positioning both in and outside the body.
Our silicone tubing experts have tested a variety of techniques aimed at reducing bacterial colonization in catheter tubing. This whitepaper outlines these techniques and presents test results proving the effectiveness of the immersion impregnation method in combining an API with silicone tubing to prevent catheter-associated infections.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about combining silicone tubing with APIs to reduce hospital-acquired infections
Supporting the Advancement of Drug-Eluting Devices
Drug-eluting combination products are becoming increasingly popular in the treatment and control of medical conditions. Demand for products which release regular controlled doses of drugs precisely and consistently is surging.
Our silicone and medical device experts have tested a variety of methods for adding the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) to the silicone component. This whitepaper compares the methods and presents test results proving the effectiveness of the immersion-impregnation method, which potentially opens drug-eluting devices to delivery of a wider range of API.
Download this whitepaper to find out more about the immersion-impregnation method for producing drug device combination products