19.05.2021

DEVICETALK TUESDAYS: Solving MedTech's challenges using medical grade silicones

Tuesday, June 8, 11 am

Material selection, supply chain integrity, and evolving regulatory requirements: three case studies addressing challenges faced by today's MedTech Designers.

The current pandemic has revealed three critical aspects of the medical device industry to the public. First, this industry is of utmost importance to maintain functioning Healthcare systems around the world. Second, the fabrication and supply of medical devices can be disrupted by local events; therefore, the robustness and reactivity of their supply chain should be improved. And third, their use and supply are subject to regulatory approvals which vary in speed and complexity depending on the region of the globe.

MassDevice and Elkem Silicones will host an exclusive webinar dedicated to medical companies on the challenges that are faced when developing and manufacturing medical devices. Three case studies will cover: the support on medical device design with medical grade silicones with a focus on performance of the end component, supply chain challenges with a presentation of worldwide fabrication options and medical companies’ journey through regulatory changes and challenges.

Solving MedTech's challenges using medical grade silicones

In this webinar, examples of collaborations between Elkem Silicones and medical companies will be presented. This presentation will enable to have an overview and learn more about:

  • Innovative medical grade silicones development supporting final performances of high-end medical devices
  • Capabilities to supply and transform medical grade silicones all over the world
  • How material suppliers can support medical companies achieve compliance to Healthcare regulations

Register to the webinar and find how Elkem Silicones could help have the keys to succeed in new product development & manufacturing with medical grade silicones.

Elkem’s commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is central to our business strategy. Our mission is to provide advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future, adding value to our stakeholders globally.

Elkem defines sustainability work as continuous efforts to maximise our positive impact on the environment and societies around us, as well as to minimise any negative impact. As a global company, we affect the environment and communities around the world every day. And through the products we make, we have a foot print in our supply chain and make new solutions possible.

Disclosure is a primary part of this engagement, and we can proudly state that in 2020, Elkem received a Gold rating from Ecovadis and was ranked by CDP in the Climate A List.

Read more at Sustainability | Elkem.com

About Elkem Silicones

Elkem Silicones has more than 4 200 employees dedicated to delivering your potential by providing you innovative silicone solutions with a personal touch. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is a global leader in fully integrated silicone manufacturing, operating 13 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 13 Research & Innovation centers around the globe. Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. Elkem Silicones is committed to create new, innovative and green solutions and business models that promote a sustainable future. To learn more, please visit Elkem Silicones Website

About Elkem ASA 

Founded in 1904, Elkem is one of the world's leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced materials with operations throughout the value chain from quartz to specialty silicones, as well as attractive market positions in specialty ferrosilicon alloys and carbon materials. Elkem is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker code: ELK) and is headquartered in Oslo. The company has more than 6,370 employees with 29 production sites and an extensive network of sales offices worldwide. In 2019 Elkem had revenues of NOK 22.7 billion. To learn more, please visit Elkem Website