Overview: Polydioxanone (PDO) has gained increasing interest in the medical and pharmaceutical fields due to its unique properties, intermediate degradation, and excellent tissue response in vivo. PDO is a synthetic, polyether-ester-based bioresorbable material that is prepared via the ring-opening polymerization of p-dioxanone (Figure 1) and is commonly used in absorbable medical devices. PDO is a […]
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Poly-Med, Inc. (PMI), the leader in bioresorbable materials and medical device development, has recently opened a state of the art development and manufacturing facility located outside of Greenville, South Carolina. This new facility greatly expands PMI’s capabilities to offer medical device development for medical-grade electrospinning, extrusion, additive manufacturing, and technical textile processes in a certified […]
Poly-Med is the leader in bioresorbable polymers and custom solutions. We are vertically integrated based on our ability to provide absorbable polymer, fiber, and mesh through the design and development process, and can manufacture these absorbable devices and components for any medical application. To support our development approach and provide support to our vertically integrated […]
On March 2, 1999, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a guidance document entitled Guidance for the Preparation of a Premarket Notification Application for a Surgical Mesh. Now in 2018, nearly 20 years later, it is still easy to become overwhelmed with everything required to prepare a new device for submission to the FDA. […]
Poly-Med had the recent opportunity to present at an ASTM Workshop on the Characterization of Fiber-based Scaffolds and Devices in Manchester, NH at the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) https://www.armiusa.org/. The workshop was organized by ASTM International (http://www.astm.org), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) https://www.nist.gov/, and hosted by ARMI. The workshop featured seminar […]
If you’ve ever woken up late for an important job interview or meeting, you’ve probably thrown on some clothes and looked in the mirror with horror at all of the wrinkles staring back at you. While ironing clothes is certainly not one of my favorite chores, something about the heat and steam can totally change […]
When terms like “yarn”, “fiber”, and “filament” are used, you might, at first, think that these terms are synonymous. In this blog, we’re going to disentangle the definitions, comb through the types, and dispel the looming cloud of uncertainty, so that you may weave the terms into your sentences with expertise. When it comes to […]
Poly-Med, Inc., one of the first biotech companies creating bioresorbable polymers for use in medical and pharmaceutical devices is celebrating an important milestone in their history this year; 25 Years of Innovation in South Carolina. Poly-Med, Inc. was founded by Dr. Shalaby W. Shalaby, considered one of the forefathers of the bioresorbable polymer industry. He […]
Poly-Med, Inc. (PMI) is thrilled to share the success of the LigaTie®, a device designed and developed by Resorbable Devices AB in Uppsala, Sweden that utilizes one of Poly-Med’s Glycoprene® polymers. The LigaTie® device was developed by Dr. Odd Viking Höglund (http://bit.ly/innovator-LigaTie) and addresses challenges associated with ligation during surgical procedures. The device is utilized […]
Leading a medical device product development project is always exciting, especially when you are in the resorbable polymer space! One of the most significant milestones is the Design Verification and Validation stage, which requires clinical evaluation. Answering probing questions is imperative for any medical device product that is being developed, but it becomes even more […]
- Next Generation Bioresorbable Materials for 3D Printing Implantable Medical DevicesOctober 19, 2022 - 1:38 pm
3D Printing Approaches Overview: 3D printing (additive manufacturing) processes produce three-dimensional parts through addition of material in a layer by layer fashion. Resorbable materials may be 3D printed using a variety of approaches including fused filament fabrication (FFF), selective laser sintering (SLS), and resin-based methods such as stereolithography (SLA) and dynamic light processing (DLP). FFF […]