Advanced Technologies

Developing and implementing next generation technologies requires superior functionality, greater versatility and improved manufacturing efficiency. The Heraeus Innovation group is dedicated to materials, components and value-add services designed to deliver the future in medical devices.

Advancing feed through technologies

CerMet Composites

The need for further miniaturization in medical devices is continuously growing. Heraeus’ focus on functional integration provides an unparalleled level of miniaturization. The Heraeus CerMet Composites offer complete electrical integration, hermetic encapsulation and 3D design functionality in one solution.

Electrodes & Functional Coatings

Combining our advanced materials and manufacturing technologies, Heraeus is uniquely positioned as a leader in micro technologies to the medical industry. The sophistication of the manufacturing, finishing, and coating of Heraeus components sets us apart from the competition. Talk to us about your coating needs.

Implantable Sensors

The need for smart medical devices drives the sensor team at Heraeus who proactively offers sensor solutions for invasive medical devices. Longstanding expertise in multiple sensor markets, Heraeus drives innovation in this area. Ask us how we can assist you with your next sensor.

3D Printing

Heraeus will develop 3D materials, processes, and components to revolutionize medical device component manufacturing. We enable new designs and reduce costs. Talk to us!

CerMet Composites
3D feedthrough technologies

Enabling Innovation

Heraeus CerMet Composites:

  • Virtually unlimited number of conductive channels
  • Unprecedented miniaturization opportunities
  • 3D design functionality
  • Bio-compatible hermetic encapsulation

Electrode & Functional Coatings:

  • Advanced wire coatings
  • Ceramic coatings
  • Conductive metal coatings
  • Conductive polymer coatings
  • Electroactive coatings
  • Insulating coatings
  • Low-impedance coatings
  • Selective coatings
  • Electro-plating of metals
  • Coatings on complex geometry


  • Electrochemical sensors
  • Flow sensors
  • Diagnostic sensors
  • Infection sensors
  • Pressure sensors
  • Sensor encapsulation

3D Printing

  • Personalized manufacturing
  • Cost efficiencies
  • Unlimited design freedom


Heraeus has the strength and backing to pursue advanced technologies to improve the supply chain for the medical devices of tomorrow. With teams dedicated to Innovation, Heraeus is able to become an extension of its customers' development team. This capability will help medical device manufacturers expand into new and emerging applications.


For over 160 years, Heraeus has engaged with our customers to create proven, reliable solutions. Innovation has always been and continues to be at the forefront of Heraeus strategy. The fresh thinking we bring to customers helps them innovate and succeed.

Neurostimulation -- CerMet advances opportunities

Heraeus has served the active device market for decades. Innovative alloys, coatings, and manufacturing processes have made us the preeminent global outsourcing partner in the Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) market and neurostimulation markets.

Applications of focus for the Heraeus Innovation Group currently include:

Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM)

  • CerMet Composites
  • Coated Electrodes
  • Sensors
  • Miniaturization


  • CerMet Composites
  • Coated Electrodes
  • Coils and Components for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Sensors


  • CerMet Composites
  • Sensors
  • Component Miniaturization