BARBERTON, Ohio—Material science company Novation Solutions L.L.C. has developed PURmix high consistency rubber (HCR) health care compounds.
PURmix enhances "electrical properties of silicone rubber, using patent-pending technologies that incorporate a revolutionary single-wall carbon nanotube ("SG101") developed by Zeon Corp.," the company said.
Dispersing Zeon's SG101 single-wall carbon nanotubes into PURmix HCR health care compounds greatly enhances the electrically conductive properties of the cured article, NovationSi said.
"A practical application of this novel silicone technology is medical devices that perform neuromodulation therapies on the human body. In fact, the first clinical use of this new silicone compound has already won FDA clearance in suppressing essential tremors and has been released to the medical device market for use on patients under physicians' care," the company said.
NovationSi specializes in dispersions, additives, modifiers, and colorants for liquid silicone rubber and high consistency rubber.
"It's exciting to see this revolutionary silicone technology helping those suffering from neuro-physical diseases," NovationSi President Bob Bradley said in a statement. "Further developments are progressing with these technologies."
Kohei Arakawa is president of Zeon Nanotechnology Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Zeon Corp.
"Although this technology is still in its infancy and the scale of our business is small, we would like to contribute to society by taking the patient's standpoint and integrating it with other companies' technologies," Arakawa said in a statement. "The possibility that its adoption in medical devices will give momentum to business development for general industrial use is beginning to appear, and significant growth is expected in 2022."
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