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Portrait(R) Plasma Receives Clearance from the FDA to Treat Acne Scars

...e was limited, an objective evaluation method was used as compared to the subjective methods (visual observation) used in most other studies. Silicone elastomer molds were made of the skin irregularities before and after treatment and compared by measuring the depth of the defects. A 35% decrease in acne scar ...

PolyOne Completes Acquisition of GLS Corporation

...nounced today it has completed its previously announced acquisition of GLS Corporation, the leading North American provider of specialty thermoplastic elastomer compounds (TPEs) for consumer and medical applications. This acquisition complements PolyOne's global Engineered Materials business portfolio and ac...

FDA Clears Critical Limb-Saving Vascular Device

...LSS is a tube formed from two layers of plastic. The device has several features that optimize its use in a trauma situation, including a self-sealing elastomer membrane that permits drugs to be injected directly into the shunt without loss of blood; beveled ends that facilitate quick and effective placement o...
Elastomer in Medical Technology

Uroplasty Highlights Results From Clinical Study on Macroplastique(R) for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence

...cal benefit. Macroplastique implants are suspended in a water-soluble gel that, once removed from the body, leaves behind the soft, flexible permanent elastomer implants that can sustain the treatment's benefits and provide patients with an improved outcome." Macroplastique has been available to treat thi...
Elastomer in Medical Products

Frechet Extender® Skin Extension Device

Description:... The FRECHET EXTENDER® is a new device for skin extension.Thanks to its titanium hooks and its silicone elastomer strips, it allows a constant and powerful creep reaction of the tissues, well beyond other devices capacities. Such effectiveness makes the FRECHET EX...
Company:MXM Laboratories

PS Medical® Delta valve

Description:...ir dome, occluders for selective flushing, and a non-metalliic design. The valves are fabricated of dissimilar materials -- polypropylene and silicone elastomer -- reducing the chance of valve sticking and deformation. Radiopaque indicators provide an indication of valve-to-catheter approximation. Delta techno...
Company:Medtronic Neurological and Spinal

PROVISION Surgical Helmet System

Description:...m through the filter pocket. The PROVISION Barrier Hood/Gown uses HYTREL Elastomer, a barrier material that is both latex and lint free. Hytrel elastomer allows heat to escape while maintaining fluid-impervious barrier protection, which is not possible with traditional materials. ...
Company:DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

VIKING Coronary Guide Catheter

Features:... back-up support while maintaining optimal lumen integrity. The curve transitions allow for shape maneuverability and seating flexibility. The nylon elastomer jacket enhances the VIKING Guiding Catheter's torque transmission and maintains support throughout long cases. 6-8F with a full complement of special...
Company:Abbott Vascular

HUNTER Active / Passive Tendon Implants

Features:... Consist primarily of an implant comprised of a polyester core covered with silicone elastomer (bariumimpregnated for radiopacity). Is double-pouched, and is sterile unless the inner pouch is opened or damaged. ...
Company:Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

Swanson Finger Joint Implants

Features:... Made of FLEXSPAN® medical grade elastomer - highly resistant to flexion-fatigue Maintains proper joint space and alignment with good lateral stability and minimal flexion-extension restrict...
Company:Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

ACS VIKING

Features:...t. This catheter has a superior design that gives a unique combination of support and flexibility. It maintains optimal lumen integrity. The new nylon elastomer jacket enhances it's torque transmission and maintains support throughout long cases. The ACS VIKING Guiding Catheter line (6-10F) incorporates large ...
Company:Guidant Corporation

EDM Lumbar Drainage Kit

Features:... EDM lumbar catheters are made from radiopaque (barium impregnated) kink-resistant silicone tubing. Accessories include silicone elastomer fixation tabs to anchor the catheter outside the catheter exit site and luerlock connectors for catheter and drainage system attachment. Silicone stra...
Company:Medtronic Inc.
Elastomer in Biological News

Exciting new companies at NJIT's small biz incubator get 100K in grants

...a patent-pending technology to convert natural, renewable vegetable oils with advanced polymers into NatureVgelTM gels, a unique material with gel and elastomer properties. "This project has two goals," said Lin. "They are to develop and promote new value-added applications of US-produced vegetable oils and t...

Exciting new companies at NJIT's small biz incubator get 100K in lrants

...a patent-pending technology to convert natural, renewable vegetable oils with advanced polymers into NatureVgelTM gels, a unique material with gel and elastomer properties. "This project has two goals," said Lin. "They are to develop and promote new value-added applications of US-produced vegetable oils and t...

MIT works toward engineered blood vessels

...n Cambridge. Normally such technology is used to build micro-scale devices, but the researchers adapted it to create nano-scale patterns on a silicone elastomer substrate. The surface is patterned with ridges and grooves that guide the cells' growth. The cells can sense (the patterns), and they end up elong...
Elastomer in Biological Technology

Bluestar Silicones Presents Adhesive Gels for Wound Care at Medical Grade Polymers Conference

...Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- At the upcoming Medical Grade Polymers Conference, Dr. Remi Thiria, Bluestar Silicones R&D Team Leader, will present "Silicone elastomer Gels: New Soft Adhesives for Wound Care." The conference will take place in Philadelphia, September 16-17. According to Dr. Thiria, silicones offer ...

Bluestar Silicones Debuts New Soft Elastomers at Medical Device & Manufacturing East Expo

... EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluestar Silicones will debut its market leading soft silicone elastomer capabilities at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East, June 3-5, in New York City. Located at Booth # 2211, Bluestar Silicones will feature...

Multichannel Pipetting: How to Choose the Correct Pipettor

...time-consuming and causes a possible risk of contamination. Without doubt, it results in laborious tip ejection requiring much force. O-rings or elastomer tip cones eliminate that problem, but require maintenance rather often, and wear particles can contaminate samples. The mLINE Optiload system fe...
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