Hand holding a medical implant in front of an x-ray image

Implants

The future of active medical implants is in minimally invasive, smaller yet smarter devices. SCHOTT offers customized miniaturized, reliable packaging for batteries and electronics used in medical implantable devices. Specialty glass materials are also suitable for applications such as dental implants.
Active Medical Implants

Intelligently connected to capture and transmit critical information and signals within our bodies, active implants must be super small, yet offer high performance and reliable protection from moisture and bodily fluids. SCHOTT's custom-designed feedthroughs and packaging set new standards for miniaturization and reliability of electronics and batteries used in implants. Groundbreaking glass micro bonding technology offered by SCHOTT Primoceler™ even enables the manufacture of next-generation chip-size wireless implants.

RFID Transponders

Implantable RFID transponders have been used for decades to microchip animals. Whether used to find a missing pet or track and identify valuable livestock, SCHOTT VivoTag® glass tubes are the most proven and trusted material to reliably encapsulate and protect animal RFID tags, while innovative glass micro bonding technology offered by SCHOTT Primoceler™ also enables ultra-reliable human RFID applications.

Dental Implants

The ultimate goal when it comes to dental implants is achieving the same look and feel as normal teeth, which is why composite crowns are a popular innovation in modern dental labs. Unlike conventional ceramic crowns, the composite blocks are made with specialty glass powders and a resin mix, making them less abrasive with superior tooth-like properties. As well as esthetics and polishability, SCHOTT dental glasses have the high mechanical strength required for milling or 3D-printing in a fully digital CAD/CAM process.