Implantable Packaging

The Hermetic Solutions Group offers brazing solutions that hermetically join titanium and zirconia for RF transparent implantable electronic packaging.

Devices implanted within the human body are at the leading edge of medical science and implantable medical packaging is a key component of these life-saving tools. Advancing device packaging technology, and making more implantable devices possible, requires that several complex challenges must be addressed. For example, most designers want their medical implants to be as small as possible. However, the performance of new devices is often constrained by material selection and thickness.

External communication with the implant can also be critical. Current communication technologies rely on case material characteristics and size. Reliability and implantable viability are always issues because it is imperative that the body does not reject a newly implanted device.

Hermetic Solutions Group has a host of innovative offerings to address these challenges.

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Innovative Implantable Device Packaging

The Hermetic Solution Group leads the way in overcoming some of the challenges faced by medical implant designers. We developed a ceramic-to-metal joining technology to make medical components smaller without sacrificing performance. Our RF transparent ceramic case technology enables device manufacturers to communicate to devices from outside the body. With smaller components and strengthening advancements, we have increased the durability of implantable devices. We’ve also helped to overcome rejection issues by designing devices using materials with a proven track record of implantable viability.
  • Vacuum Brazing/Diffusion Bonding:  We employ processes that join dissimilar materials such as titanium, alumina, zirconia, and more. We’ve been making medical feedthrus and assemblies for decades.
  • Proven Implantable Viability:  Our packaging designs address potential rejection issues by using materials with a proven track record of implantable viability. For example, we utilize advanced ceramic materials in housings that enable a cochlear implant to reside safely within the human body.
  • Smaller, More Durable Components: The Hermetic Solutions Group has developed a ceramic-to-metal joining technology to make components smaller without compromising performance. Our RF transparent ceramic enables communication with an implanted from outside the body. Using smaller components and strengthening advancements, we have increased the durability of implantable medical devices.
  • Kryoflex®: A family of polycrystalline ceramics developed to hermetically sealing together materials used in electrical feedthrus and is very effective at prohibiting the influx of any fluids or gases into the a package’s internal electronics. Kryoflex® is used in the manufacture of ultra-reliable feedthrus for a wide variety of implantable devices.