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Surgical: Specialized materials for critical medical applications

Medical device manufacturers rely on our portfolio of medical-grade polycarbonates, blends and specialty films for a wide variety of surgical applications. These materials are often necessary to produce instruments and equipment surgeons can depend on during even the most complex operations.
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Surgical procedures are becoming increasingly complex with the move toward minimally invasive procedures, and the demand for safe surgical equipment continues to rise. Reliable material solutions, offering a range of engineering properties, are a necessity when designing critical instruments and equipment. 
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Medical-grade polycarbonates and blends for surgical devices

Our specialized medical-grade polycarbonates and blends meet properties required for surgical devices, including mechanical strength, dimensional stability, chemical resistance, heat resistance, and glass-like transparency while also supporting sterilization methods commonly used in the industry.

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    Stella System

    Apec® 1745 high-heat polycarbonate for steam sterilization devices

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    Cannuflow EntreVu® EX

    Biocompatible Makrolon® is ideal for clear arthroscopic access cannula

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    Safe, simple anesthesia nasal mask

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    Needle-free injection Systems
     

    PharmaJet’s Needle-free Injection Systems (NFIS) needed a polycarbonate material that could meet the property demands of the syringe and vial adapter while standing up to gamma radiation and ethylene oxide sterilization. Makrolon® was the answer.

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    Anti-Snore

    For the latest formulation of its SmartGuard® Anti-Snore product, designed to alleviate snoring, SmartGuard® chose Covestro’s Makrolon® 2858 polycarbonate resin for its combination of strength and biocompatibility.

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    Drug delivery 

    Covestro’s new line of healthcare-grade products — including Medical low friction Makrolon®, Medical glass filled Makrolon®, high flow Makrolon®, and Bayblend® — bring new levels of performance and sustainability to the medical device market with an all-polycarbonate device.

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    Wego New Life oxygenator

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    More sustainable films for circularity

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    New ultra-durable Makrolon® polycarbonate

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    When only strong will do

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    Introducing a new portfolio of low friction polycarbonates

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    Polycarbonate Resin

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    A compelling alternative to traditional surgical tools

    Covestro polycarbonate plays a key part in the production of pre-sterilized single-use surgical tools.

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