Solvay Specialty Polymers (Brussels) has announced that China-based artificial joint manufacturer Okani Medical Technology has developed an all-polymer knee implant using Solvay’s Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK).
The Class I recall—the most serious type—applies to the company’s Implantable Cardioverter and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy defibrillators. Only 48 devices are affected by the recall in the United States.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found that microscopic flaws in material structure led to failure in polymer stents over time. They have developed a method that would help scientists better evaluate the performance of degradable polymer devices.
The global manufacturer of medical devices, components, and minimally invasive products for the medical device industry has installed an Arburg micro injection modular machine at its Baldwin Park, CA, facility.
The pan-European polymers distributor has extended the scope of its distribution agreement for INEOS Styrolution Styrenic Specialties to cover Europe and added Lyondellbasell's newest Purell polyolefin resins.