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New applications highlight DuPont medical efforts

DuPont is showcasing an important new medical application in Europe in two weeks that illustrates a growing effort in the fast-developing medical field. A specailly developed "Special Control (SC)" grade of polyacetal is used for critical components in an insulin injector pen designed by a Swiss company. Two components made from Zytel SC nylon—the plunger and compressor fingers— are used in an arthroscopic delivery device called the ChondroMimetic from TiGenix (Leuven, Belgium), which is a collagen-based implant for the treatment of small cartilage and underlying bone defects.


DuPont will also be showing new materials and applications at NPE 2012 in Orlando, FL April 1-5. DuPont has booth 35013 in the South Hall where many of the materials companies are located.

Read the full story at PlasticsToday.com

Two nylon components are used in an arthroscopic delivery device.

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