Superior quality housings for use in medical applications are yet another area of core competence at SCHOTT Electronic Packaging. As medical devices often come into direct contact with the human body, they are not allowed to contain any materials that could be harmful to one’s health and are subject to strict requirements with respect to purity and durability. Biocompatibility is therefore a key requirement that medical sensor packaging must meet. Sensors, used in medical applications, also require reliable encapsulation that can withstand difficult environmental conditions on a long-term basis. In order to kill off bacteria, the devices are often treated with hot steam under high pressure at temperatures of over 130°C. This clearly puts an immense strain on the sensitive electronic components.
Hermetic housings made of glass and metal, ceramic and metal, as well as full ceramic housings, offer reliable protection, but also ensure a continuous power supply, as well as transmission of the information from the components. Optical elements like windows can also be integrated in such packages. Unlike conventional housings, the materials that SCHOTT Electronic Packaging uses provide complete hermetic protection. The sealing technology helps to prevent moisture from penetrating into the inside of the housing and causing internal corrosion. In addition to being autoclavable, our sensor packages are also temperature and shock resistant. Thanks to the broad range of materials and housing types, our products are ideal for use in all areas of medical technology. Please refer to the following pages for more information.