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Silicone-Free Lubrication Process

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TriboGlide - A Silicone-Free Lubrication System Silicone-Free Lubrication Systems

IVEK Sonicair Precision dispensing TechnologyBenefits of TriboGlide®

TriboGlide® silicone-free technology offers a promising alternative to drug manufacturers. Benefits include:

SILICONE-FREE
Any manufacturer will attest to the difficulty of handling silicone. The migratory nature of this lubricant makes it difficult to handle. Most silicone production lines are contaminated, as the oil covers almost every surface. TriboGlide® eliminates these handling difficulties.

IMMOBILIZED LUBRICANT
TriboGlide® is crosslinked and actively attached to the target surface. The coating is stable and does not migrate off the target surface resulting in 80% fewer particles.

NO STICK-SLIP
TriboGlide® improves the tactile operation of the device. Better fluid control is achieved in syringes.

SUPERIOR AND CONTROLLED GLIDE FORCES
TriboGlide® eliminates the need for a "waste shot" for syringes. Improved control and quality for the patient.

LESS PARTICULATES IN THE DRUG MEDIUM
Less particles means less interaction with the drug, which can reduce efficacy. This is a major benefit for Prefilled syringes— what was impossible with silicone can become reality with TriboGlide®.

REDUCED LUBRICANT MIGRATION
TriboGlide® improves drug efficacy, resulting in a more stable product.

CONTROLLED INFUSION IN SYRINGE PUMPS
Reduced break-free forces and consistent glide forces free of stick-slip behavior reduces the chances of "Bolus Infusion" making TriboGlide® a safer alternative for continuous drug therapy.

INCREASED PROTEIN STABILITY
TriboGlide®is an immobile lubricant and does not degrade the drug medium.

COMPATIBLE WITH GLASS, PLASTICS AND METALS
TriboGlide® can be used in a wide variety of medical device applications.

SCALABLE FOR IN-LINE MANUFACTURING PROCESS
The process is scalable for high volume production using proven processing techniques.

REAL-TIME QUALITY ASSURANCE
One hundred percent in-line inspection gives the manufacturer a high confidence that the lubricant is properly applied and treated. This provides lower defect rates and improves real time validation and verification data.

CAN BE STERILIZED WITH STEAM, ETO AND GAMMA RADIATION
TriboGlide® can be used with all traditional sterilization techniques.


TriboGlide® is the trademark of TriboFilm Research, Inc.
Inquire about using TriboGlide® by calling (800) 356-4746