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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 […]

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,” […]

Bioresorbable Medical Devices: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Biomedical Textiles: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Electrospinning Medical Device: Bioresorbable 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. […]

Bioresorbable Polymer Design: 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, […]