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This exoskeleton is made for walking, among other things

Saturday, March 15th, 2014 | Permalink

It’s not quite the Power Loader you might remember from Aliens— not yet, anyway—but the wearable bionic suit from Ekso Bionics (Richmond, CA) is a big step forward for anyone who suffers from mobility impairment, or who just wants to lift and carry really heavy stuff. The technology was named by sister publication MD+DI  as one of five startups poised to change medtech forever . Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical Polymers read more

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This exoskeleton is made for walking, among other things

New liquid silicone rubber molding technology gives molders more process control

Monday, March 10th, 2014 | Permalink

Because it is biocompatible and withstands high temperatures, and has a number of desirable properties such as flexibility, transparency, and compatibility with thin-wall molding, liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is increasingly specified for medical applications . The material is used in catheters, tubing, and sealing caps, and the growing homecare sector will further fuel demand for the material. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  injection Molding Medical Polymers materials and additives read more

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Plastics have material advantage in growing point-of-care diagnostics market

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 | Permalink

Despite its many benefits including patient convenience and cost reduction, point-of-care (POC) diagnostics has not achieved the commercial potential that many expected. That will change in the coming years, according to Yole Développement (Lyon, France), which predicts that the sector will reach $38 billion by 2017, representing 16% of the in vitro diagnostics market. That is welcome news for patients and payers. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical Polymers read more

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New medical polymer blend helps combat hospital-acquired infections

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 | Permalink

Following your treatment, you wouldn’t expect to leave the hospital with a brand new disease, but somewhere between 3.5% and 12% of patients will, according to the World Health Organization. That’s the rate of  hospital-acquired infections (HAIs)  in the developed world; the percentage is much higher in low- to middle-income countries. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers Injection Molding read more

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Catheter technology combines radiopacity and transparency

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 | Permalink

A patent pending technology that enables the production of catheters that are both radiopaque and translucent to the naked eye was introduced by NEU Specialty Engineered Materials LLC, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corp., at the MD&M West show this week in Anaheim, CA. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers Extrusion read more

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