Implantable Electronic Packaging

Devices implanted in the human body are at the leading edge of medical science.  Implantable medical packaging is a key component to these life-saving electronics. Advancing that technology and making more implantable devices possible, requires overcoming several complex challenges. For example, medical implants must be as small as possible. However, the performance of new devices is often constrained by material selection and thickness.

External communication with the implant is often critical. Current communication technology relies on case material characteristics and size that are both RF transparent and has a history of implantable viability,

PA&E is at the forefront in overcoming challenges faced by medical implant designers. We developed a ceramic-to-metal joining technology to make medical components smaller without compromising performance. Our RF transparent ceramic enables device manufacturers to communicate to devices from outside the body. With smaller components and strengthening advancements, we increased the durability of implantable devices. We’ve also helped to overcome rejection issues by designing devices using materials with a proven track record of implantable viability.

Vacuum Brazing/Diffusion Bonding: PA&E offers processes to join dissimilar materials such as titanium, alumina, zirconia, and more. We’ve been making medical feedthrus and assemblies for decades.

Advanced Implantable Viability: Our packaging designs address potential rejection issues by using materials with a proven track record of implantable viability. For example, we pair titanium with ceramic materials in a housing that enable a cochlear implant to reside safely within the human body.

Smaller, More Durable Components: PA&E has developed a ceramic-to-metal joining technology to make components smaller without compromising performance. Our RF transparent packaging enables doctors to communicate with implanted devices from outside the body. 

Kryoflex,® a family of polycrystalline ceramics developed for the purpose of hermetically sealing together materials used in electrical feedthrus and is very effective at prohibiting the influx of any fluids or gases into the internal electronic circuitry. Kryoflex can be used to manufacture ultra-reliable feedthrus for a wide variety of implantable devices.

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