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Encapsulation Technology

Customized Encapsulation Technology for your Implant

At CorTec we support you on your journey from idea to realization of individual components for your medical device development.

We offer high channel implant housings and silicone overmoldings to support you in the development of a safe and reliable encapsulation solution. Protecting the most delicate implant components and electronics.

Hermetic Encapsulations

High Channel Count

Thick film technology enables hundreds of electrical feedthroughs — unlike conventional titanium packages with metal pin feedthroughs.

Electromagnetic Transparency

The ceramic encapsulation is transparent to electromagnetic waves facilitating communication via radio frequency or infrared as well as inductive powering.

Hermetic Packaging

Protection of electronics against moisture works 10 times longer compared to standard titanium packages — even for small implant volumes below 1 cm3.

Freedom of Design

CorTec´s ceramic encapsulations allow application-specific shapes and designs.

Non-Hermetic Encapsulations

Functionalization

Creation of electrical feedthroughs and insulating layers via hybrid thick film technology.

High Protection

Protecting the electronics from moisture via hermetic solder-sealing.

Biocompatibility

Ensure biocompatibility via customized, void-free silicone overmoulds, also offering low humidity levels due to low leak rates and application of water getters.

Freedom of Design

CorTec´s non-hermetic encapsulations allow application-specific shapes and designs.

Design Options

Dimensions

Geometry

  • Circular, oval, or rounded-edge rectangular designs
  • Ceramic packages are molded in silicone rubber in application-specific shapes

Dimensions

  • Minimum height: 2 mm
  • Variable lateral dimensions: maximum footprint of 80 mm x 80 mm

Feedthrough Dimensions and Spacing

  • Feedthroughs come as metal tracks on ceramic base substrate
  • Minimum track width: 0.08 mm
  • Minimum pitch: 0.2 mm
  • Minimum pad area: 0.1 mm x 0.5 mm

Sealing

Hermetic Sealing in Controlled Helium Environment

  • Elaborated cleaning & drying procedure minimizes trapping of water molecules inside the package before sealing
  • Packages are sealed in 100% helium atmosphere permitting the best possible lifetime prediction based on helium leakage measurements

Customized Telemetric Coils

  • Hand-crafted high precision coils
  • Materials: Gold or copper
  • Up to 50 windings
  • Adaptation to the needs of customer-specific inductive power and data interfaces

Medical Grade Silicone Rubber Shell

  • Customized void-free silicone molding
  • Structural and surface biocompatibility

Connection to other products

  • AirRay™ electrodes
  • Commercially available implantable connectors

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Materials

In Contact with the Body

  • Smooth implant shell and cables made of medical grade silicone rubber.
  • All other materials such as the ceramic encapsulation, the feedthroughs, and the metal seal for the package are covered by this silicone shell.

Performance

Helium fine leak testing for hermeticity:

Extremely low leak rates qualify our packages for rejection thresholds below 10(-10) mbar l s(-1).

 

Related Services

  • Device design and preliminary studies
  • Tests and validations incl. technical documentation
  • Assembly and packaging of customer electronics
  • Interconnection technologies
  • Functionality testing
  • Hermeticity qualification (He-leak testing)
  • Customized silicone rubber mold design and processing
  • Validated cleaning procedures

Custom Design

Thank you for your interest in a custom design from CorTec. 

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