Northwire’s next-gen BioCompatic III USP Class VI silicone alternative

Northwire BioCompatic

Northwire has released the next generation of BioCompatic, a USP Class VI silicone alternative, at the MD&M West Trade Show this week.

Presenting design engineers in the medical field with a competitive advantage over those relying on traditional silicone wire and cable, BioCompatic was developed by Northwire as a cost-effective upgrade to silicone without requiring the traditional curing process and subsequently increasing speed to market.

With elevated performance improvements over traditional silicone wire and cable, BioCompatic offers robust resistance to chemicals, cuts, and abrasion essential within stringent engineering applications.

For the second variant in this product line, Northwire responded to customer requests with a softer and smoother solution by incorporating BioCompatic II, which was launched at MD&M West last year. It features a lower durometer, ensuring optimal comfort for patient and practitioner interaction.

Now just released, the next generation BioCompatic III offers the following additional benefits for medical cable and wire applications:

  • Strongest generation of material in terms of crush and cut resistance
  • Ideal for medical cable applications with stringent flex-life requirements
  • Acts as a great insulation material for conductors
  • Similar or improved dielectric strength and flexibility compared to standard olefins, fluoropolymers, and silicone
  • Contains UV resistance to accommodate unique applications
  • Higher durometer
  • Shore Hardness “A” of 85

ISO-10993-5, RoHS2, and REACH compliant, BioCompatic III is free of Phthalates, Halogens, and Latex, and compatible for steam, H2O2, gamma, and ETO sterilization.

When partnered with the LEMO REDEL SP Connector’s patented latching system, absolute security and a fully integrated connectivity solution is presented for medical, dental and therapeutic applications including patient monitoring cables, endoscopic reusable/sterilized assemblies, catheter applications, imaging cables, diagnostic tools, drug delivery systems, and defibrillation systems.

Product samples are available at the MD&M West Trade Show at booth #1955.

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