Portable insulin delivery units work by utilizing a small pump that delivers precise doses of insulin throughout the day. These pumps are wearable and need to be sealed effectively to avoid failure in the system due to moisture intrusion.
Saint-Gobain Seals has developed a number of Rulon® and Meldin® materials ideal for this type of application. Of critical importance in this application are low friction and long life as the seal will ideally last the life of the unit. The seal will also need to run dry and be chemically inert. We offer seals in PTFE and UHMWPE blends that offer superior break out friction. Additionally, engineers can design with over twenty-two FDA Compliant or USP Class VI materials.