The technical competence of the working group Silicone Technology lies in the optimization and functionalization of PDMS structures. This makes actuators and sensors for medical engineering possible with completely new properties and applications. Examples of this include all-polymer electrodes which, due to their optimized mechanical properties, are particularly suitable for use in the musculature. With the aid of bio functionalization it is possible to achieve an interaction between materials and their biological environment without any sacrifices in terms of the basic physical properties. For various methods of the release of active ingredients, the parameters substance concentration, release time and duration of release are optimized for individual applications.