Medical Grade Polymers & Biomaterials
This issue has a special focus on Medical grade Polymers &
Many different Polymers and polymer combinations are used for
medical applications in which friction and wear are critical issues. The moving
parts must effectively slide against some other parts. The article contributed
by the experts from the company, “Celanese” gives detailed analysis of the
tribological interactions between the internal parts which can prevent issues
regarding unwanted noise generation, high friction and excessive stick-slip
behaviour during operation.
Polymers and Biopolymers are also used as advanced materials for
wound dressing. Abstract from a review paper included in this issue highlight
ideal wound dressing based on the mechanism of human skins.
About Why To Choose PVC For Medical & Healthcare Applications
Medical grade PVC has been used for manufacturing Medical
Disposables since last many decades. The technological, economic and
environmental benefits for using PVC are elaborated in an article titled as, 10
Key Reasons To Choose PVC In Healthcare Applications’ as promoted by,”PVCMed
Alliance” – The European Council Of Vinyl Manufacturers.
Besides other benefits, PVC is easily recyclable. Many of the
PVC based medical products are used on non-infectious patients. the above
mentioned alliance has launched a collaborative project together with hospitals,
waste managers and recyclers aimed at accelerating sustainability in European
healthcare industry through the recycling of discarded single-use PVC medical
devices. Details about one such project in Belgium is given in the “Global
Trends” Column in this issue.
Directory Of Suppliers To Indian Medical Device Industry
As our readers are already aware, since last 29 years , through
this publication , our efforts and mission on and above knowledge / information
sharing is also to create interactions between Indian Medical Device Industry
and their input providers ( suppliers of raw materials / components / technology
/ services ) .To add to this , we are in process of compiling a Directory Of
Suppliers. While through this and previous three issues, we have already
introduced companies, we shall shortly create an independent compilation and
keep updating it for the benefit of new and existing companies. We invite all
the Supplier Companies to be a part of this Directory.