Life Science

Silicones the dependable, safe and biocompatible material for life science.

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Life-changing silicones for life sciences

Manufacturers who serve the life sciences and healthcare industries use a wide range of Silbione™ brand silicones to make medical parts such as catheters, connectors, orthotic and prosthetic devices, and long-term implants. Silbione™​ Silicones are also used as lubricants for needles and syringes and in skin adhesives for wound dressings, to make pillows and mattresses to prevent ulcers and for use in operating theaters, in podology to make insoles, pads and accessories, and in dental and audiology applications.

Silbione™​ products used in life science applications must be dependable, safe, biocompatible and comply with strict regulatory standards. Elkem Silicones ensures that its life science products meet the highest quality standards and custom designs its solutions so that they are easy to process and cost effective for manufacturers, while providing comfort and care for patients and final user. We also offer complete support services, including R&D partnerships, to develop new products upstream and reliable procurement and technical support services downstream.

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Long term medical implantsHow do silicone products improve long-term implants?Long term medical implants
Medical ComponentsMedical grade silicone for high performance medical components.Medical Components
Prosthetics & OrthoticsA knee orthotic.Silicone to optimize prosthetic devices and orthotics performance.Prosthetics & Orthotics
Skin AdhesivesSurgical tape using silicone skin adhesive.Silicone Products for Skin Adhesives.Skin Adhesives



Life Science: Silicone & Long Term ImplantsClose on the ear of a women putting on a hearing aid. Science: Silicone & Long Term ImplantsInvesting in healthcare and developing our industrial property portfolio in long-term medical implants. to develop additive manufacturing technologies to improve the design and manufacturing of new generation of dental devices and 3D printers.



Liquid Silicone RubberA smiling man making exercices with his physiotherapist to get use to his left artificial leg. Silicone RubberHow do innovative silicones improve prosthetic liners?
Gamma Sterilizable Silicone adhesives Sterilizable Silicone adhesivesSterilization of medical devices is critical to ensure their safety and quality patient care.
Self-Bonding Soft Skin AdhesiveA self bonding soft skin adhesive band aid being removed. Soft Skin AdhesiveHow Elkem Silicones scientists found an innovative self-bonding soft-skin adhesive for wound dressings by refusing to believe it was impossible.