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Advanced Glass Encapsulation for AIMDs Offered by Valtronic

Valtronic is offering advanced glass encapsulation for active implantable devices.  Their first commercial application for this product is for an ingestible pill, but this technology is suitable for many long-term implants that can take advantage of its high density feed-through reliability, intrinsic miniaturization, and radio frequency/light transparency (e.g. implantable RFID tags, sensors, microstimulators, etc.) Glass encapsulation

 
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Why Do So Many Novel Implantables Use a “Boxy” Enclosure?

  Active implantable medical devices are typically enclosed in a hermetically-sealed titanium housing which provides protection of the circuitry and other components. Commonly, Grade 1 titanium is formed into the enclosure using stamping. The pretty, rounded shapes of modern pacemakers and ICDs are achieved by having two enclosure halves shallowly stamped from sheet stock material,

 
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