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.
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Two nylon components are used in an arthroscopic delivery device.