Waldkraiburg, Germany – Kraiburg TPE is supplying custom-coloured medical-grade thermoplastic elastomer for Nerivio, a new drug-free wearable for neuromodulation therapeutic treatments.
Manufacture by Israeli biomedical manufacturer Theranica, Nerivio is an app controlled wireless wearable for acute treatment of migraine.
The device features an electronic housing moulded in Thermolast M medical-grade thermoplastic elastomer supplied by Kraiburg TPE, the German compounder announced 16 July.
Worn on the arm, the device uses electronic pulses for inducing a drug-free pain inhibition mechanism.
The Kraiburg TPE offers the manufacturer a biocompatible material which helps it achieve soft feel, certified dermatological tolerance, processability and surface quality, said Alon Ironi, president & CEO of Theranica.
Furthermore, the compound provides long-term adhesion to double-sided sealing tape, without delamination.
The elastomer delivers a “smooth and velvety surface” as moulded, with durable abrasion resistance to the securing armband and strap of the device, Kraiburge TPE said.
“We were able to supply a custom-tailored TPE that meets all the specifications and requirements of Theranica, from ease of processing to biocompatibility and colour,” said Oliver Kluge, advisor for medical products at Kraiburg TPE.