Biodurable and bioabsorbable: Medical implant polymers pose unique challenges


Talk about threading the properties needle: biodegradable and biodurable polymers for implantable medical devices have the unenviable task of precisely controlling how they do or don't break down in the most sensitive environment of all-the human body. Independent polymer testing lab, Polymer Solutions, will tackle that very topic in a free webcast at PlasticsToday on January 19 at 2:00 PM ET.

PhD's Alan Sentman, applied chemistry & spectroscopy lab manager at Polymer Solutions, and his colleague, Beth Caba, senior project manager, note that it's important to understand and tailor the degradation or durability of polymers. "Degradation of the polymers, whether deliberate or unintentional, has a profound effect on physical performance," Polymer Solutions notes is a description of the webcast, "and, in implant applications, may expose a patient to degradation products."...
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