Key Coating Properties
- Biocompatible and bio stable
- Conforms fully to substrate contours, crevices and edges
- Thin, transparent film adds minimal weight and volume
- Withstands repeated sterilization including autoclave
- Offers dry film lubricity
- High dielectric properties
- Super barrier protection
Common Applications of Parylene Medical Device Coatings
- Probes or Electrodes
- Hearing Aids
- Prosthetic Devices
- Epidural Probes
- Electronic Circuitry
- Molded Products
Medical Coating Assistance
Contact Curtiss-Wright Parylene Services with questions related to Parylene use in industrial and commercial coating applications, or for assistance with process development and full coating services for your products.
Parylene: Coating Solutions for the Medical Industry
Safeguarding Devices for Life
For applications that require a protective conformal coating that’s bio-medically compatible and conforms to USP Class VI and ISO 10993 standards, Parylene provides the answer. This unique coating is transparent and pin-hole free, with a thickness that is both critically controlled and extremely consistent.
It offers a level of protection for critical devices unequaled by other coating alternatives. Parylene is biocompatible, pinhole-free, extremely thin, and protects against the effects of fluids and solvents. The benefits of Parylene are clear:
- Biocompatible, biologically stable and chemically inert
- Impervious to sterilization by E-beam, gamma ray, EtO, autoclave
- Conforms precisely to contours • Excellent dry film lubricity
- Protects against chemicals, moisture and bodily fluids
- Ultra-thin with deep crevice penetration
- Excellent dielectric properties
- Adds minimal weight and volume
Parylene Coating for Medical Implants
Parylene provides an ideal coating for coronary stents, pacemakers, defibulators and many other implantable medical devices. It protects the device as well as provides a surface suitable for tissue contact.
Parylene Medical Coating for Elastomers
Catheters, medical seals and similar products utilizing medical grade silicone or rubber require high flexibility, low friction coatings that resist contaminants and discoloration. Parylene, by Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies answers those challenges.
Parylene Coated Medical Electronics
Electronic devices require protection from moisture, body fluids and gases which will cause premature and critical use device failure. Parylene has proven to protect devices from the body and the body from the device.
Medical Wire Parylene Coatings
Parylene offers significant advantages for coating mandrels and stylets. Its low coefficient of friction enhances the reusability of mandrels. In conjunction with its dry film lubricity and bio-stable / bio-inert characteristics, Parylene provides an ideal coating for stylets, such as extensively applied to vascular therapy devices including:
- Stent grafts
- Angioplasty catheters
- Guiding catheters
- Guide wires and diagnostic catheters
- Embolic protection
- Atherectomy devices
- Septal defect repair and other occlusion devices
Parylene Coating and Dimer Testing
Study results for ISO 10993-4, ISO 10993-5, ISO 10993-6, ISO 10993-10, ISO 10993-11, USP, EU, ECHA standards.
Results of these studies are available on request. Additionally, we maintain device and drug master files with the US FDA. These files include the results of biological studies commissioned by CWST and are available for reference by commercial coating service customers.