Polycarbonate-urethane provides toughness for implanted valve

03/08/2012

A new German project shows the growing importance of polycarbonate-urethane as a medical implant material.

Engineers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart are developing an automated production facility that can make venous valve prostheses from polycarbonate-urethane (PCU) plastic. The project is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology BMWI.
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