By Dr. Cameron Chai
Specialty Silicone Fabricators (SSF) and Momentive Performance Materials have partnered to manufacture combination products with active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for medical applications.
The silicone elastomer technology from Momentive Performance Materials will be combined with SSF’s knowledge in medical device assembly and silicone extrusion process.
The partnership will use the sophisticated ultraviolet (UV) elastomer cure technology from Momentive Performance Materials. This technology provides rapid curing of specialty silicone solutions at room temperature. For manufacturing medical devices, UV cure technology-based specialty silicone products such as the Addisil UV 60 EX elastomer provide a perfect solution. The advanced cure technology helps deliver high purity output with low amounts of extractables.
Silicone is a suitable material for healthcare applications and the UV cure technology will allow medical device manufacturers to use a wide range of ingredients in silicone blends.
The importance for combination devices is growing in the medical market. SSF has planned to expand the production of APIs and drug eluting devices to meet the increasing customer demand.