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FDA warns about coatings separating from medical devices, sometimes with lethal results

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 | Permalink

Coatings are applied to medical devices used in minimally invasive procedures to improve lubricity. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and silicone, among other materials, improve device maneuverability for the surgeon and minimize patient trauma and the formation of blood clots. Unfortunately, the materials also may detach from the substrate, causing serious injury and, in a handful of cases, death. This week, FDA issued a safety communication related to these coatings to make healthcare providers aware of the risks and suggest prevention techniques. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Materials and Additives read more

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The case for metal replacement in medical devices

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 | Permalink

Lightweighting, cost reduction and user safety are among the reasons that plastics increasingly are becoming the material of choice for medical devices, reports Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly, at sister brand DesignNews . Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers Injection Molding read more

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Dip molding and coating: A versatile, flexible plastics process you may never have heard of

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 | Permalink

Dip molding and coating is a plastics process that, while used commonly on many types of products that include everything from medical devices to hand tools to gasoline pump handles, remains largely unknown to many plastics engineers and product designers. Yet, dip molding and coating using a variety of liquid polymers offers many advantages and, in certain applications, can even be an excellent alternative to the injection molding and extrusion processes. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Five recent breakthroughs in medical plastics

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 | Permalink

From an injectable polymer that can save lives on the battlefield to a liquid-impregnated plastic that prevents biofilm formation on medical devices, this slide show features five advances in materials science that have caught our attention since the beginning of the year. We begin with a resorbable material that packs quite a punch while it’s around. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Bioresorbable Polymers Medical Polymers read more

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FDA Guidance on Reusable Medical Devices – Kansas City infoZine

Friday, March 13th, 2015 | Permalink

New Actions Enhance the Safety of Reusable Medical Devices and Address the Possible Spread of Infectious Agents Between Uses.

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