Device made with biocompatible Makrolon® reduces infections

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Intravenous infusion-related infections are a growing problem for hospitals. Which is why Elcam Medical designed the Marvelous™ three-way stopcock device for administering IV fluids. The material they selected to enable the design was biocompatible, medical-grade Makrolon®.


Identify the right material to improve patient safety

To enhance patient safety when fluids are administered intravenously or by other means, world-leading medical equipment supplier, Elcam Medical needed to identify a biocompatible material for a product that prevents infections being transmitted when administering IV fluids.

Make sure its tough enough to handle superbugs and radiation

In addition to being biocompatible, Elcam Medical design team needed a material that could withstand microorganisms and disinfection with radiation. It would take a very special substance to properly enable the Marvelous™ (MRVLS) three-way stopcock. 
Elcam Medical‘s Marvelous™ three-way stopcock uses medical-grade Makrolon® Rx1805.

A Marvelous™ stopcock starts with Makrolon®

Elcam chose medical-grade Makrolon® Rx1805 for its Marvelous™ stopcock. Easily molded, transparent, and offering excellent dimensional stability, the material was an obvious choice for this precision-molded medical device. Makrolon® Rx1805 is also biocompatible, which is ideal for medical applications requiring contact with body fluids. Not least, durable Makrolon® can withstand radiation sterilization, further adding to patient safety.

Why Makrolon® Rx1805 was the right solution for the Marvelous™ three-way stopcock

  • Glass like transparency: Allows for visual monitoring of fluid transfer.
  • Biocompatible: Well-suited to applications that require contact with body fluids and infusion liquids.
  • Dimensional stability: Retains its original shape when exposed to heat or humidity.
  • Radiation resistant: Can be sterilized with high energy beams, which contributes to patient safety.

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