DTR Medical (Llansamlet, UK), a manufacturer of single-use surgical instruments, has specified Sorona, a renewably sourced polymer from DuPont (Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland), for the fabrication of six components in its Cervical Rotating Biopsy Punch. DuPont is exhibiting the device at Fakuma this week in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
The 15% glass-filled grade of Sorona EP features high strength, stiffness, and dimensional stability. "The fact that as much as 37% of the material is made with a renewably sourced propanediol (PDO) made from technical starch and that it withstands gamma sterilization are further attributes that appealed to the customer," Rémi Daneyrole, Marketing Communications, EMEA, told PlasticsToday at the DuPont stand.
The Cervical Rotating Biopsy Punch is used to take tissue samples from patients for analysis.