Makrolon® supports high-resolution diagnostic imaging
Rapid-fire pictures taken by tiny cameras housed in pills that travel through the body via swallowing. That’s the idea behind capsule endoscopes used to diagnose gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. Shenyang Shangxian Technology required a biocompatible endoscope material and opted for a special grade of our Makrolon®.
Capsule endoscopes are taken with water, just like medicine. Therefore, the materials have to be safe and corrosion resistant, while also allowing a large filming angle for the camera. Covestro’s polycarbonate is perfectly suited to this application.
Why Makrolon® was the ideal solution for the capsule endoscope
- Biocompatible Safe for ingestion and direct contact with bodily fluids.
- High transparency: Enables clear, well-resolved images.
- Strong & stable: Capable of withstanding strong acidic corrosive environment.
- Sterilization-stable: Can be sterilized with various methods for even greater patient safety.