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silicone

Silicones in Medical Devices

Silicones are widely used in medical devices because they are biocompatible, biodurable (do not degrade over time), do not produce extractables (a concern with leaching plasticizers from flexible PVC), and are unlikely to cause allergic reactions (a concern with latex).  Medical applications for silicones are far ranging from wound care gels to flexible drainage tubes to semi-rigid implants. 

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