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Medtec Vlog Day 1—Load Bearing Biodegradable Polymer-Hydroxyapetite Mouldable "Hybrid" Material
Contents include: Ceram announces that it has developed a mouldable polymer-hydroxyapetite "hybrid" which can be used to make biodegradable load bearing long term implants, Melitek announced investment to double medical polyolefin compounding capacity, cleanroom manufacturing for high end automotive plastic moulding, and show round up from Medical Plastics News and Mediplas.
Yesterday, the first day of Medtec Europe—one of Europe's largest medical technology trade shows—visitors were able to enjoy for the first time a dedicated area of the show to medical plastics.
One of the highlights of the first day for Medical Plastics News editor Sam Anson was the chance to speak to Dr Xiang Zhang of UK materials research and development company Ceram. Dr Zhang is also a fellow of the University of Cambridge.
Dr Zhang told Sam that Ceram had developed a mouldable biodegradable load bearing orthopaedic polymer hybrid material. The material is a combination of hydroxyapetite and a polymer which closely resembles collagen.
Other news from the first day included the announcement from Danish medical compounder Melitek that it had decided to invest in a doubling of compounding capacity at its plant in Denmark. The news was announced exclusively to Medical Plastics News by Jesper Laursen (pictured).
To see coverage of these stories and more taken live from day one see the video below or follow this link.