Life Science

Medical Devices

Gelest creates custom optical, reprographic, and gel formulations to address the increasing use of sensors, modules, and products for medical devices. We also specialize in acrylates and siloxanes for contact lens formulations.


Gelest silanes and silicones are important components in a variety of biotechnology applications ranging from diagnostic devices to biomaterials. These materials are designed to attach to an inorganic surface (typically glass) and provide an organic functionality to carry out a desired chemical interaction or reaction. Examples would be to impart…

Contact Lenses

Silicone materials are incorporated in contact lenses to enhance oxygen permeability and improve comfort; however, pure silicone backbone lenses are not used due to wetting dehydration, mechanical, and optical problems. Gelest is developing new silicone materials to produce wettable silicone hydrogels with increased formulation flexibility for next generation performance additives.

Micro-Electro-Mechanical Structures (MEMS)

MEMS are micro-electro-mechanical structures produced by methodologies generally consistent with scales and techniques associated with monolithic integrated circuit (microchip) fabrication. The integration of mechanical sensors and actuators involves a broader range of material technologies and concerns than in integrated circuit technology.


Gelest offers a range of metal-organic precursors for metallization applications in microelectronic applications. Precursors are available for commonly employed metals, such as silicon, copper, aluminum, titanium, tantalum, and tungsten. These precursors are volatile solids or liquids and can be used to deposit metal thin films in typical CVD or ALD…

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