The company also recently launched the next generation of its Bionate II PCU polymers and VitroStealth alternative coating technology. Medical devices and technologies that can utilize the materials include pacemakers, neurostimulation devices, prosthetic disks and spinal stabilization devices, artificial hearts, catheters, and glucose sensors, among others.
This news also comes on the heels of the announcement by DSM Medical that it signed nine new license agreements in 2009 for its Bionate, BioSpan, CarboSil, Elasthane, and PurSil brands of biomedical polymers. It also formed eight new development partnerships with medical device companies in the last year. The company says these contracts "underline an upward trend among medical device developers in enrolling material specialists to develop and license new polymer technologies essential to increasing the value, performance, and quality of their products." —[email protected]