The past few years have seen several advancements in wearable medical device technology for patient monitoring devices and devices for drug delivery. Wearable devices include those used for monitoring vital signs, respiration, and measuring glucose levels for example, and also in drug delivery devices used for administering personalized doses of insulin, and medication used during chemotherapy and other treatments. Wearable devices allow for monitoring health and health-promoting activities on a continuous basis, and can raise awareness for enjoying a higher quality of life.
Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) parts are used extensively in a multitude of fields in the medical industry because it is inert and bio-compatible — plus, it offers excellent compression characteristics. Ophthalmology is one of the medical fields where LSR is widely used and preferred.
Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) is the ideal material for parts with skin contact that need to meet hygiene, comfort, and biocompatibility requirements. Because it is also flexible and inert, it is the preferred choice for a wide variety of applications.
Mothers have high standards for the items they use to take care of their children, and so does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last updated in May 2019 in a guidance to provide additional information on how to prepare Food Contact Notifications (FCNs) for food contact substances that will come into contact with infant formula and/or human (breast) milk. Mother and child care products require materials that are hypoallergenic, durable, smooth and comfortable, and easy to clean. For these characteristics, liquid silicone rubber (LSR) has emerged as the material of choice.