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Ceramics for Medical Technology

Constantly increasing demands on the quality and functional safety of medical products in the various global health care systems require reliable materials, components and solutions that sustainably meet even tough approval standards can withstand the high challenges of everyday clinical practice.

CeramTec advanced ceramics with their unique material properties open up enormous performance potential for applications in medical technology. With over 100 years of experience in technical ceramics and more than 40 years of expert know-how in medical technology (implantology and endoprosthesis), we offer our customers globally networked engineering and solution competence. Today and in the future.

Where can Advanced Ceramics in Medical Technology be found? Everywhere where performance and safety are crucial.

For people and in people – for many areas of daily life, CeramTec advanced ceramics perform their function with absolute reliability worldwide and are indispensable in crucial areas, in medical equipment and systems, in the operating room, in hospitals, in treatment centers, in medical practices, in laboratory technology and pharmaceuticals, as well as in homecare applications for patients at home.

Our wide product range comprises:

  • Piezo transducers and ultrasonic sources for the generation of precise mechanical shock waves

  • Piezo sensors and ultrasonic transducers for measurement of mechanical/ fluidic variables

  • Insulation bodies (shielding, electrical insulation)

  • Thermally conductive ceramics (thermal management)

  • Biocompatible ceramics/ substrates (neutral in therapy and analysis)

  • Sealing and regulating discs to control gas and liquid flows

  • High-performance capacitors (highest voltage and frequency load, e. g. laser)

  • Ceramic slide bearings (almost friction and abrasion free)

and many more.

Some of the application areas are:

  • Lithotripsy (destruction of kidney, gall and urinary stones)

  • Hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis (thermal and fluid management)

  • Visualization (MRT, CT, X-ray, ultrasound)

  • Infusion (drug pumps, artificial nutrition)

  • Surgical instruments (laparoscopy, ultrasonic scalpels)

  • Anesthesia/ventilation/ inhalation (gas flow control, nebulization)

  • Dental treatment (tartar removal)

  • Diagnostics (biochips)

  • Laboratory analysis (cell disruption, mixing, dispersing)

  • Cosmetic treatments

and more.

Your solution partner in Medical Equipment – developing Innovations

With many decades of market experience, CeramTec is the engineering partner and solution provider for many demanding components in medical technology, electronics, equipment and mechanical engineering, and the chemical industry. International customers take advantage of our globality, experience, versatility and performance to jointly realize innovative system solutions for the challenges of the future in research and development. As a medical technology partner, CeramTec’s customized materials portfolio stands for greater cost-effectiveness, safety, durability and reliability of products, for precision and process efficiency from the idea to series production.

Because Quality knows no Compromises.

To ensure the reliability of our processes, all sites are at least certified according to ISO 9001, sections (e.g. medical sensors and transducers) according to DIN EN ISO 13485. Environmental management according to ISO 14001, energy management according to ISO 50001. The CeramTec Group’s materials testing laboratories at the German location in Plochingen, which are responsible for professional and traceable testing of ceramic materials from sampling to documentation of results, are accredited by the German Accreditation Agency (DAkkS) according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.