Medical mobility will be a key trend at K2013

One of the megatrends in medical plastics will be increasing development of products that provide mobility, allowing patients to avoid extended, expensive hospital stays.

Some examples of the trend will be on display at K2013, the giant triennial plastics fair that will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany from Oct. 16 to 23.

There will be at least two examples at the Bayer MaterialScience booth, which will anchor its usual large corner space in hall 6.

All of the housing components in a small mechanical injection pump that fits comfortably into a breast pocket are made from Makrolon Rx polycarbonate. The pump, which can be sterilized through high-energy radiation, allows patients to accurately self-administer drugs....

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