Non-implantable solutions

Non-implantable medical grade PEEK solutions for next-generation drug delivery and medical devices

A multi-talent with proven performance

PEEK polymers are well suited for the demanding environments of drug delivery and non-implantable medical devices, and are available as granules or films. The light thermoplastic can support multiple requirements at the same time – to solve material limitations in applications, often replacing metals, and to meet cost-efficiency and sustainability needs. 

High temperature performance

Can be used near parts that generate heat over time


Longevity & performance over time

Low co-efficient of friction provides wear and abrasion resistance to moving components

Lightweight and mechanical strength

Lightweight and durable to resist impact, and for continued use over time, even in miniaturised parts under load

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Low moisture absorption

Low moisture absorption (0.05wt%) means components retain dimensions in biological environments, or when in contact with chemical or drug concentrates

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High electrical integrity

Electrical insulative properties enable outstanding thermal, environmental resistance and mechanical performance for connected devices


Safe in contact with human body

Masterfile of biocompatibility and clinical evidence, demonstrates no unwanted toxins or gases release when exposed to a wide range of body tissue types

New! Pharmaceutical contact grade PEEK polymer

Specifically developed for the drug delivery device industry, VICTREX PC™ is available in granules and film. VICTREX PC™ includes biocompatibility certifications USP Class VI and compliance with USP 661 for non-implantable pharmaceutical contact applications.

Would you like some help with material selection for your next project?

Tell us about the key engineering requirements that you need for your next drug delivery device, and a Victrex expert will guide you through your options to see if PEEK polymers could be a good fit.  

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eBook: An Engineer's Guide To PEEK Polymers In Drug Delivery Devices

"All established injectable device manufacturers that we are aware of have at least one form of wearable injector in their portfolio.

The device concepts which push drugs from standard pharmaceutical cartridges are likely to feature strongly in the future marketplace.

Alternative devices will have a bright future where they can demonstrate an
advantage such as a smaller or more elegant form factor or better usability."
Tom Oakley
Director of Drug Delivery Science
"PEEK is a material that many medical and drug delivery device OEMs reach for because of its well documented acceptance in predicate implantable and surgical devices."
Donna Bibber
Miniaturization Subject Matter Expert
Isometric Micro Molding, Inc.
"Patients expect their medical devices to look and behave in the same way that their consumer devices do.

Developments in battery charging, Bluetooth connectivity &
miniaturization have the potential to shake up innovation in medical and smart health technology.

Advanced materials have a part to play in improving the ergonomics of devices, and providing an experience to patients that supports and encourages medicines adherence."
Marcus Jarman-Smith
Head of Marketing, Medical
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