CENTER VALLEY, Pa.—Avantor will exhibit at Compamed 2017, Nov. 13-16 in Dusseldorf, Germany, where the company will highlight its NuSil brand in-situ cure-liquid silicone rubber technology and provide information on bio-compatible lubricious silicone lubricants.
Avantor representatives will be in Hall 8A, Booth L15 to discuss the company's products for use in life sciences applications, including medical implants, general healthcare and drug delivery, according to a company release.
Medical grade liquid silicone rubbers are widely used for a broad range of implantable medical devices, including cardiovascular, neurological, urological, ophthalmic and aesthetic applications. The firm said LSRs are typically used to fabricate cured devices outside the body, and then the device is implanted via surgery.
NuSil introduces a gas sterilizable dispensing system that can be prefilled with specific uncured LSRs. The new system makes it possible for medical device manufacturers to create devices that can be cured inside the body, rather than cured outside the body and implanted.
Designed specifically to allow gas sterilization of the uncured medical grade LSR, the new packaging solution for in-situ curable LSRs features a double-cartridge prefilled dispensing system. Each cartridge in the dispenser has a gas-permeable plunger seal, permitting an ethylene oxide sterilant gas to permeate through the plunger seal to sterilize the contents of the barrels as well as the entire system assembly.
Key features of the packaging system include: disposable syringes available in multiple sizes (5, 10, 25, 50 and 75 milliliters), engineering for use in complete surgical kits and one-step sterilization of LSR components and packaging.
NuSil representatives will also be available at the booth to discuss applications of the company's line of lubricious silicones for use with medical devices. NuSil lubricious silicones for medical device lubrication are available in a broad portfolio of off-the-shelf solutions for dispersions, fluids and greases, and self-lubricating elastomers.