Use of plastics implants is soaring


Evidence continues to mount showing soaring use of plastics in medical implants, led by polyetheretherketone (PEEK).

As of February 2013, the number of implantable medical devices manufactured from PEEK-OPTIMA and cleared for market in the US reached 500, with more than 80 approved for market in China, it was announced by Craig Valentine, director of regulatory affairs for Invibio.

“The regulatory environment globally is more challenging than ever. Support of data and knowledge through the process can help device companies overcome regulatory barriers. We are committed to continuing our investments in resources to support medical device companies’ regulatory submissions across global markets, said Valentine....
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