The first medical implants manufactured by SCT in the 70’s were alumina Al2O3 ceramic hip prosthesis. In a second step, the company has developed metal-ceramic brazing technologies that allows SCT to offer implantable feedthroughs.
Alumina (Al2O3) or Zirconia (ZrO2) based ceramic components assembled in an implantable feedthrough are excellent electrical insulators. All materials of components assembled in implantable feedthrus by SCT (pins, flanges, braze preforms etc.) are biocompatible and offer an ideal choice for medical implants.
SCT Feedthroughs can also be brazed with synthetic ruby or sapphire insulators which are single-crystal aluminum oxides. The red color of the ruby is obtained by adding a few ppm of chromium oxide CrO3.
SCT ensures the total project management by controlling the entire manufacturing process, from the preparation of ceramic powders to the manufacture of a full hermetic brazed ceramic-metal implantable feedthrough.
The inline manufacturing unit including an ISO 7 class clean room and dedicated equipment and operators is certified according to ISO 13485.
For the market of active implants SCT offers mainly hermetic implantable feedthrough, filtered or not, and brazed casings or housings for pacemakers, defibrillators, cochlear implants and other neurostimulator devices.
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