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 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
- Bioresorbable Polymer Extrusions of Yarns, Fibers, Tubing, & Films for Implantable Medical DevicesSeptember 1, 2023 - 11:44 am
Bioresorbable Yarns, Fibers, Tubing, & Films Overview: Bioresorbable polymers (also referred to as bioabsorbable polymers, resorbable polymers, absorbable polymers, and degradable polymers) may be processed via melt extrusion into a variety of formats that include but are not limited to monofilament fibers, multi-filament yarns, tubing, and films. These extruded materials may be processed further into […]