BioCompatic

Northwire's USP Class VI Medical-Grade Solutions

Free of Pthalates, Halogens, and Latex
Compatible to Steam, H2O2, Gamma, and ETO Sterilization
Excellent Crush Resistance
Short Lead Times Compared to Silicone
Superior Cut Resistance
Cost Competitive

Grow your bottom line, speed your time to market, and lengthen the lifetime of your critical applications with Northwire’s innovative material: BioCompatic. A USP Class VI silicone cable alternative, BioCompatic delivers reliability, durability, and high performance in demanding environments. Gain a decisive advantage over competitors relying on traditional silicone wire and benefit from next-generation technology.

This cost-effective alternative to silicone was engineered by Northwire specifically to eliminate the traditional curing processes and add many other improvements like robust resistance to chemicals, cuts and abrasion.

Learn the benefits of Northwire’s BioCompatic material, in this 3 minute video
  • Cost-effective silicone alternative
  • Superior resistance to chemicals, cut, and crush
  • USP Class VI
  • ISO 10993-5 cytotoxicity
  • ISO 10993-10 irritation and skin sensitization
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BioCompatic Data Sheet

View the side-by-side technical comparison between Silicone, Medical Grade TPE, and the 3 versions of BioCompatic.

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BioCompatic is commonly used in the following types of applications

Handheld Surgical Devices

Low coefficient of friction – cable will not work against the surgeon’s hand

Dental Tools

Designed for patient and doctor comfort

Cosmetic Surgery

Custom options include tubing to supply, vacuum, or vent

Laparoscopic Surgery

Flexible cable to minimize surgeon's fatigue

Hearing Diagnostics

The soft and smooth material prevents 'snagging' on skin, clothing, and/or hair