What is Biocompatibility?

Before medical device manufacturers can bring a device to market, they must first demonstrate its biocompatibility to the FDA. And from the FDA’s perspective, this …

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Genesis Medical Plastics Introduces Implantable PEEK Film

Cypress, TX – Genesis Medical Plastics has developed production-scale calendering to convert medical grade and implantable PEEK into thin sheet and film. The technology adds …

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Key Factors in Selecting Plastics for Medical Devices

Medical device manufacturers have long recognized the advantages plastics offer over metals. The rapid growth of these light-weight, versatile and cost-effective materials in the health …

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What Are the Stages of Creating a New Medical Device from Biocompatible Polymers?

Medical devices are among the most challenging products to bring to market, and for good reason. While medical devices can solve intractable health problems, they …

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Are Machining and Fabrication Different Ways To Make Medical Grade Plastic Components?

Plastics machining and plastics fabrication are terms sometimes used interchangeably when referring to ways to make components for medical devices and equipment. Most probably this …

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Are Plastics A Good Choice For Single-Use Medical Applications

Are Plastics A Good Choice For Single-Use Medical Applications?

Historically, health care facilities used metals or premium high-performance biocompatible plastics for surgical instruments that could be sterilized after each use. More and more, however, …

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Toll Manufacturing vs. Contract Manufacturing: What is the Difference

Medical devices are in high demand and companies who provide them often compare the efficiencies of toll vs contract manufacturing for the best output of …

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A Guide To FDA Registered vs Approved Medical Devices

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is the primary regulatory body for medical plastics and the devices they are used to create. According to …

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Cypress, TX (May 13, 2021) – Genesis Medical Plastics Ltd, experts in medical polymer manufacturing, and Foster Corporation, a leading producer of medical polymer compounds …

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Implantation Testing

Implantation testing is one of several biocompatibility tests, reserved for medical devices that are placed in the body’s internal tissue, bone or cavities. As such, …

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Injection Molding and Plastics for Medical Devices

What to Consider When Injection Molding PEEK for Medical Devices The injection molding process allows device manufacturers to quickly convert PEEK into complex component designs. …

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Medical Plastics

Medical plastics have been adapted for use in many healthcare fields, including spinal fusion, trauma fixation, orthopedics, cardiovascular, dentistry and prosthetics. Medical polymers are also …

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Custom Extrusion of Medical Plastics

Medical thermoplastics like PEEK are compatible with several conversion processes, including custom extrusion. During extrusion, the plastic is melted and converted into a continuous, uniform …

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What is a PEEK Lumbar Cage Used to Treat?

Lumbar cages are spinal implants used in patients suffering from chronic or degenerative back conditions, including: Spinal stenosis Degenerative disc disease Scoliosis Spondylolisthesis Fractures, tumors …

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What Is A Cervical Cage

A PEEK cervical cage is an interbody spinal implant used during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). It provides a stable surface for bone to …

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What Are Biocompatible Polymers?

Biocompatible polymers are medical-grade plastics that are safe to use in medical applications. Some of these polymers can be implanted for many years without fear …

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