Video from: “Printing the Future: 3-D printed today, tomorrow & beyond”

Poly-Med’s Dr. Scott Taylor presenting at the Annual Advanced Medical Technology Association’s MedTech Conference Session.

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Medical Device Daily Article: 3D Printing Perspective at MedTech

Poly-Med CTO, Scott Taylor, recently contributed to a panel discussion at the MedTech Conference. The article below summarizes the panel discussion. Panel says 3-D printing opens many possibilities in med-tech production Medical Device Daily – 10/2/17 by Katie Pfaff SAN JOSE, Calif. – 3-D printing is a much lauded technology, but does it offer real […]

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ASTM Standards & Med Device Development

ASTM International standards are widely recognized for industry-leading work on creating consistency and supporting traceability for medical device development. The tagline “Helping Our World Work Better” is an excellent description of purpose. In reality, ASTM International is a volunteer organization where industry and academic collaborators develop standards to guide users in the selection, use, and […]

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Poly-Med CTO speaking alongside the best in MedTech

Poly-Med CTO, Scott Taylor, Ph.D. will be a featured panelist at the upcoming MedTech Conference. He will be joining industry leaders as a speaker on a panel titled, “Printing the Future: 3D Printing Today, Tomorrow and Beyond.” As Poly-Med continues to be at the forefront of this field in the bioresorbable polymer space, Dr. Taylor […]

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Poly-Med team travels to The SiMT to tour 3D Printing facilities

The Poly-Med 3D printing team traveled to Florence, SC to visit with leadership at The Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology, The SiMT. We were impressed from the moment we drove up as our Poly-Med logo was shining big and bright on the large welcome screen. We toured the remarkable conference facility, advanced machining center, […]

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Adding Value to Additive Manufacturing

Poly-Med CTO, Scott Taylor presented at MD&M East earlier this month at Tech Theater. Dr. Taylor’s presentation focused on 3D printing with bioresorbable polymers. The innovation in the additive manufacturing field is changing daily and Poly-Med is excited to be part of this transforming industry as we launched three 3D printing filaments in New York. […]

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Ahead of the Game: Poly-Med CTO Featured in Medical Plastic News

Poly-Med CTO, M. Scott Taylor, Ph.D. is featured in Medical Plastic News, North America. He explains why 3D printing has a huge medtech potential, especially as it relates to bioresorbable polymers. Poly-Med will officially launch its 3D printing filaments this summer. We strive to stay, “ahead of the game.” The article is on page 25 […]

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Filling the Gap: Tissue Adhesives & Surgical Sealants

Acute wounds have long represented a major focus for healthcare professionals and clinicians. While traditional wound care strategies have revolved around the use of sutures, staples, and tack-type devices, significant development has focused on the expansion of topical tissue adhesives and surgical sealants. Overall, the global market for wound care has reached over $10.8 billion […]

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3D Printing Bioresorbable Polymers for Medical Devices

“If we can expand the number of biomaterials used in additive manufacturing, we can tackle a tremendous number of problems in all fields of reconstructive surgery and make enormous strides for the benefit of patients.” – Dr. Scott Hollister, University of Michigan1 3D-Printing. Additive manufacturing. Rapid prototyping. These buzz-phrases are always sure to attract attention […]

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Poly-Med to Present 5 Posters at SFB Annual Meeting

Poly-Med Inc. will be presenting 5 posters at the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN this April. Poly-Med is proud to be a part of the clinicians, researchers, and students from medical device manufacturers, academic research labs, and operating rooms across the country and around the world that gather at this annual […]

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Poly-Med Director of Sales Chosen to lead SCBIO Board of Directors

Erin Ford, an experienced life science executive and economic development professional has been named chair of the Board of Directors for South Carolina Biotechnology Industry Organization (SCBIO) for 2017. “This year we will be demonstrating the economic impact our community of innovators in advanced medicines, medical devices and diagnostic therapies are bringing to the state,” […]

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Bioresorbable State of Art

October is always a busy and fun time of year. Football is mid-season, Halloween is close at hand, and we start planning for the next year at Poly-Med. It’s also the perfect time to step back from the daily task list and think about progress over the last year at Poly-Med and also among medical […]

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Poly-Med Welcomes Industry Leader to team

This month we welcome David Gravett to Poly-Med as Vice President of Strategy. He brings over 20 years of experience working with small to mid-sized companies in the medical device, combination product and drug delivery fields. An inventor on 18 issued US patents and over 130 US patent applications, he’s developed numerous drug and combination […]

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Advancing Bioresorbable Polymers & Drug Delivery Applications

New clinical and market applications in the area of drug delivery offer growing opportunities for bioresorbable materials. Recently, Poly-Med attended the annual meeting for the Controlled Release Society (CRS) in Seattle, WA. With approximately 1200 attendees from both industry and academia, CRS was a strong combination of collaborative interaction to capture current industry practices and […]

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Poly-Med research published in current issue of In Vivo Journal

Development of Critical-size Abdominal Defects in a Rabbit Model to Mimic Mature Ventral Hernias Abstract: Background/Aim: Mesh hernioplasty is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the United States. Abdominal rigidity and chronic inflammation, among other factors, contribute to long-term complications including chronic pain, abdominal wall stiffness and fibrosis. Acute models do not replicate […]

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Bioresorbable polymers changing the med device landscape

Over the past few decades, the landscape of materials used in implantable medical devices has changed. Permanent implants have fallen out of favor due to their biocompatibility issues over the long term, and bioresorbable materials have taken their place in many different applications. Doctors prefer to avoid situations where revision surgeries are necessary, and patients […]

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Vertically Integrated Custom Device Development & Manufacturing

Over the last 20 years, Poly-Med, Inc. has delivered superior materials to make advanced medical solutions possible, such as the world’s first fully biodegradable hernia mesh. With a formal process and methodology, Poly-Med is the critical partner for companies with a need highly creative solutions and extremely low margin for error. Customization and creativity without […]

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Full Scale Electrospun Nonwovens: From Concept to Product

Synthetic polymer-based textiles have been used for medical applications for decades and represent a staple production technique on par with injection molding and machining. Textiles are provided in a number of techniques, such as knits, braids, woven fabrics, monofilaments, films, and various nonwovens. For many medical applications, however, traditional textiles do not meet performance requirements. […]

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Advantages of a “Block Copolymer”

Poly-Med’s bioresorbable polymers offer customized product options for our customers. Copolymers present advantages not usually seen in homopolymers. For this reason, many of the bioresorbable polymers are a copolymer type, such as PGLA. We take this advantage one step further and involve the polymer architecture to modulate the properties of a given material. For example, […]

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Bioresorbable Polymer Processing: Keys from the Field

A wide variety of implantable medical devices are created using plastic components, which involve the use of more “traditional” polymers such as polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) as well as advanced and tailored materials like polyetheretherkeytone (PEEK) and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVFD). A segment of the implantable device market utilizes an increasingly specialized polymer subset that […]

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Drying Bioresorbable Materials Appropriately

A key concern for the use of bioresorbable materials is the presence of water or moisture within an bioresorbable device. As the majority of bioresorbable polymers degrade by hydrolytic degradation, minimizing water content is of the utmost importance for enhancing device life and maintaining functionality. In general, bioresorbable polymers degrade by bulk hydrolysis of main-chain […]

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