At Compamed in Germany in November, polymer manufacturer Bayer MaterialScience's Epurex Films subsidiary will present a range of medical TPU films, including its Bayfol UX502 and Platilon brands. Read more


Swiss medical packaging manufacturer MEDIPACK has announced that it has invested in an equipment to enable it to offer in-house extruded PETG film products. Read more


Poly-Med Inc (PMI) has been issued two patents—an intravaginal drug delivery ring and a lactide-based copolymer which, in the presence of water, transforms into degradable tissue adhering film that can be used to deliver bioactive agents in a lumen. Read more


Surgical hands

Source: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Japanese research has led to the development of nanosheets the thickness of a cell membrane which control vena cava bleeding in rabbits. Read more


O’Sullivan Films is producing calendered films from Teknor Apex’s Medalist MD-500 elastomers. Working with Genesis Welding, the three companies believe their products have performance advantages over PVC while saving weight and cost. Read more


DOW Infuse Table

Source: Dow.

Dow's Infuse OBCs are for blown films used in medical gloves and diapers. Read more