At this week’s Medtec medical technology trade show in Stuttgart, Germany, plastics supplier Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany) is introducing its Vestakeep M series for medical applications. The material range, suitable for short-term body contact, includes a medium-viscosity grade, a high-viscosity compound and a powder grade.
Medtec is held annually in Stuttgart and organized by MPW parent company Canon Communications.
Evonik only recently decided to market these materials for medical applications but reports that they have passed the various biocompatibility tests of the United States Pharmacopoeia (for in vivo and in vitro applications). The USP is a non-governmental, not-for-profit public health organization the develops standards for all prescription and over–the–counter medicines and other health care products manufactured or sold in the United States.
Evonik predicts the materials will find use in applications including surgical instruments, endoscopes, analytical equipment, and medical dosing. —[email protected]