Do we still need to include the "formerly Bayer MaterialScience" qualifier whenever we write about Covestro (Leverkusen, Germany)? I think not. Less than one year since the company was renamed, an effective saturation marketing campaign has made Covestro a recognizable brand. Continuing the messaging, the company was out in full force this week at MD&M West, co-located with PLASTEC West, in Anaheim, CA, where it announced the introduction of a three-way medical stopcock made with Covestro's Makrolon material along with a prepolymer that provides advanced properties for wound-care applications.
Elcam Medical (Hackensack, NJ) has a long-standing collaborative partnership with Covestro, and the medical equipment supplier turned to the company once again when it developed a three-way stopcock that enhances patient safety. The Marvelous (MRVLS) stopcock has a Luer-activated valve that acts as a barrier against bacteria and an inner channel that ensures self-flushing and minimal residual volume. To meet these requirements, Elcam Medical chose Covestro's Makrolon Rx1805, a transparent, biocompatible, chemically resistant material suited for medical technology applications that require contact with body fluids.