Medical Applications

Why Parylene Medical Coatings?

Parylene creates a protective film on everything from needles to catheters to epidural probes. It deposits a uniform, ultra-thin coating to any surface or shape including points, sharp edges, and odd angles. Parylene is bio-stable, biocompatible, moisture-resistant, and FDA compliant, which makes it widely used throughout the medical industry.

While other forms of medical device coatings have a measurable permeability (such as gas or water), Parylene offers a vapor and moisture resistant barrier that is significantly low compared to other coatings. Parylene can adhere to almost any type of material including rubber, silicone, glass, metal, ceramics, and plastics, and there are no catalysts or solvents involved in the Parylene vacuum deposition process resulting in a coating that is very pure and free from impurities.

Medical products coated with Parylene can be sterilized once or multiple times. The polymer material has coefficient friction like Teflon which makes Parylene approved for use in applications that require a releasable dry film lubricant. Because of its versatility and reliability, Parylene is the obvious coating choice for many biomedical suppliers and medical device manufacturers.

Parylene Benefits for Medical Application

Parylene offers a number of benefits. Here are some of the most crucial ones for medical uses:

  • Resistant to Moisture, Chemicals, Blood, Vapors, and Bodily Fluids 
  • Biocompatible and Biologically Stable (USP Class VI Plastics) 
  • Non-toxic 
  • Conforms to Substrate Contours
  • Suitable for Medical Devices as well as Instruments
  • Adds Very Little Weight and Volume
  • Can Withstand Multiple Sterilizations
  • Superior Dry Film Lubrication
  • Removes Tackiness from Silicone Rubber and Other Elastomers
  • Excellent Dielectric Properties
  • Recognized Material on FDA Drug Master File

Common Medical Device Applications 

Here are some of the most common uses for parylene in medical settings. 

  • Drug Eluting Stents
  • Probes or Electrodes
  • Needles
  • Electrosurgical Instruments
  • Forming Mandrels
  • Hearing Aids and Devices
  • Implantable Medical Devices including Pacemakers
  • Human and Veterinary Implants
  • Catheters
  • Cannulas
  • Epidural Probes
  • Medical Electronics
  • Stoppers
  • O-Rings

Approved for Medical Technology Use

Parylene medical coatings offered by Advanced Coating meet FDA requirements and the USP Class VI polymer material is used in a variety of applications and devices.  

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