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In the past few decades, plastics have made health care simpler and less painful and made new techniques and prostheses possible. By focusing on hot concepts such as healthcare, surgical, medical products and packaging, biocompatible plastics products. The use of plastics have revolutionized the field of medicine making patients safer, and procedures simpler. Plastics have also contributed to a reduction in medical costs.

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Apr 7, 2017 | Industry News

FDA's Spinal System Reclassification Paves the Way for Invibio's PEEK Rods

The US FDA has recently reclassified semi-rigid spinal stabilization systems offering a regulatory pathway to 510(k) clearance in US for innovative devices using titanium-replacing PEEK-OPTIMA™...

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Apr 5, 2017 | Industry News

Plastic Nanoparticles Used as Marker to Optimize Prostate Cancer Treatment

ERESA & AIMPLAS are carrying out a research project funded by Ministry of Economy through the program RETOS which will have as a result innovative plastic nanoparticles markers with mission of...

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Apr 3, 2017 | Industry News

Stratasys’ New Dental 3D Printer Enables Clear Aligner Molds

Stratasys Ltd. has recently unveiled the Stratasys J700 Dental™ 3D Printing solution - the fastest PolyJet-based 3D printer for production of clear aligner molds. The solution addresses increased...

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Mar 29, 2017 | Industry News

Stratasys/Ambionics Reach Breakthrough: Create Unique 3D Printed Child Prosthetic

Stratasys has recently announced that its multi-material, multi-color PolyJet 3D printing technology has enabled Ambionics to create cost-effective fully-functioning 3D printed unique hydraulic...

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Mar 23, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PPSU Offers Cost-effective Metal-replacement Option for Sterile Instruments

Solvay has announced that SciCan has chosen its metal-replacing, transparent Radel® PPSU, having heat deflection temperature of 207°C, to imbue its revolutionary and cheaper reusable SALUS® ...

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Apr 6, 2017 | Industry News

KRAIBURG TPE’s New Sales Office in Korea - Part of Landmark Expansion in APAC

KRAIBURG TPE has opened a new sales office in Seoul, Korea, in January 2017 to accommodate rapid growth and leverage in the Asia Pacific region. Automotive, medical and consumer industry will be the...

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Apr 4, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Launches Metal-replacing Lubricated PEEK Grades for Implantable Devices

Solvay has recently announced that it has introduced two new lubricated grades of Zeniva® polyetheretherketone (PEEK), which offers numerous benefits over metal implant, to its portfolio of...

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Mar 31, 2017 | Product News

UV Curable Elastomers That Can be Stretched by Up to 1100%

Researchers have developed a family of highly stretchable and UV curable (SUV) elastomers that can be stretched by up to 1100%, and are suitable for 3D printing, electronics and biomedical...

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Mar 24, 2017 | Article

Plastics Reshaping Wearable Medical Devices

By Sasikiran Maddali

Metals and ceramics are prevalent in the medical industry. However, the unique properties of polymeric materials and their blends exhibit potential as better replacements for conventional...

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Mar 22, 2017 | Product News

RTP Company Develops Laser-Markable Thermoplastic Compounds for Medical Devices

RTP Company has developed Laser-Markable Compounds, a series of thermoplastic compounds formulated specifically for allowing high contrast marks and images to be added to an application via laser...

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