New Technique for Miniaturizing Medical Implants Received 2015 Heraeus Innovation Award

The 0,15 mm, electrical circuit paths in the cermet feedthroughs will make it possible in the future to fit even infants with miniaturized medical implants, in order to increase the chances of survival and quality of life of the little patients. This cermet technology could also allow completely new applications for medical treatments in the area of neurostimulation, especially in the brain. More than 3 million medical devices are implanted each year to help manage such chronic conditions as cardiac arrhythmia, Parkinson’s, deafness or blindness.


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