Bio-compatible silicone lubricants are used to reduce friction between medical device components and human tissue. Other desirable properties of lubricious silicones for medical devices include oxidative resistance, chemical inertness and hydrophobicity.
These silicones are available in a broad portfolio of off-the-shelf products including self-lubricating elastomers as well as dispersions, fluids and greases to accommodate a range of substrates such as metal, glass, plastic and silicone. Many options are available for solvent or solvent-free needs, wet or dry formulation, limited migration and non-migrating lubricants, hydrophobic coating functionality, and more.
The lubricious silicone products are supported by Master Files with U.S. FDA and international authorities, which include the biological testing conducted on each product.