Implantable devices have to perform as intended 100% of the time. Pacemakers, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), Cardio Resynchronization Therapy devices, and neuromodulators, are lifesaving devices that require unique protection from environmental exposure that can affect the functionality and lifespan of the device. While plastics in these devices act as insulators, they can also emit moisture, as do the printed circuit boards (PCBs) inside them. These devices are often purged with inert gas/hermetically sealed in an effort to protect the electronic components from moisture-induced corrosion that can lead to decreased battery life.
Aptar CSP Technologies offers a fit for purpose solution to deliver the precise microclimate needed to protect implantable devices and drug delivery systems. The technology controls the internal atmosphere surrounding the electronic components, protecting against moisture and minimizing circuitry corrosion to extend battery life.