Polysulfone replaces two titanium medical device components

The new design of an implantable catheter port developed in Italy replaces two of three titanium components with polysulfone (PSU) from Solvay Specialty Polymers (Alpharetta, GA).

The Healthport catheter port system from a company called Plan 1 Health is used for delivery of drugs, antibiotics, and nutrient therapies. Use of the PSU medical plastics in the catheter port saves money and reduces weight of the three-piece assembly.

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