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Silicones are some of the most extensively bio-tested materials, used in the fabrication of medical devices including urological catheters, surgical incision drains and respiratory devices, as well as parts such as valves and o-rings. Silicones’ biocompatibility and biodurability make them an excellent material choice for applications that come into contact with our bodies. Silicone rubbers and elastomers are used to create various parts and can be extruded into tubing. Syringes and vials are coated with silicone fluids to provide lubrication, while needles and surgical instruments coated with silicone are less painful for patients. In wound care, silicones are used in gentle adhesives for dressings and scar management products.
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ONE BROAD RANGE. MANY CHOICES
ONE BROAD RANGE. MANY CHOICES.

Innovation doesn’t always mean invention. Learn how
Dow Corning® QP1 brand products give medical device manufacturers and fabricators broader material choices.

DON’T FORGET YOUR MEDICINE
DON’T FORGET YOUR MEDICINE

Dow Corning’s BIO-PSA adhesives help patients receive the right amount of drug at the right time.



PEACE OF MIND
PEACE OF MIND

Dow Corning’s vertically integrated supply chain helps deliver safety and security to customers who produce high-purity pharmaceuticals and biologics.

CREATING BRIGHTER FUTURES
CREATING BRIGHTER FUTURES

Find out how silicone innovation has helped to create the world’s first universal self-adjustable glasses. Glasses that could help improve the lives – and prospects – of millions of children in the developing world.
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RELEVANT RESOURCES
Healthcare Materials Policy
Silicone Elastomers for Medical Device Applications.
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Silicones as Biomaterials
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Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine.
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Extend Your Fabricating Options(PDF 1.33MB)
Dow Corning® QP1 silicone rubbers widen your options for medical device fabrication.
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Silicone Chemicals
For healthcare professionals, fabricators, and formulators: Silicone Biomaterials: History and Chemistry & Medical Applications of Silicones.
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