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Plastics in Medical Devices

Plastics in Medical Devices
  • Author : Vinny R. Sastri
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 05 March 2010
  • ISBN : 081552028X
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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No book has been published that gives a detailed description of all the types of plastic materials used in medical devices, the unique requirements that the materials need to comply with and the ways standard plastics can be modified to meet such needs. This book will start with an introduction to medical devices, their classification and some of the regulations (both US and global) that affect their design, production and sale. A couple of chapters will focus on all the requirements that plastics need to meet for medical device applications. The subsequent chapters describe the various types of plastic materials, their properties profiles, the advantages and disadvantages for medical device applications, the techniques by which their properties can be enhanced, and real-world examples of their use. Comparative tables will allow readers to find the right classes of materials suitable for their applications or new product development needs.


Plastics in Medical Devices

Plastics in Medical Devices
  • Author : Vinny R. Sastri
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 05 March 2010
GET THIS BOOKPlastics in Medical Devices

No book has been published that gives a detailed description of all the types of plastic materials used in medical devices, the unique requirements that the materials need to comply with and the ways standard plastics can be modified to meet such needs. This book will start with an introduction to medical devices, their classification and some of the regulations (both US and global) that affect their design, production and sale. A couple of chapters will focus on all the


Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications

Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications
  • Author : Ajay Padsalgikar
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 01 February 2017
GET THIS BOOKPlastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications

Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications enables designers of new cardiovascular medical devices to make decisions about the kind of plastics that can go into the manufacture of their device by explaining the property requirements of various applications in this area, including artificial valves, lead insulation, balloons, vascular grafts, and more. Enables designers to improve device performance and remain compliant with regulations by selecting the best material for each application Presents a range of applications, including artificial valves, stents,


Medical Plastics

Medical Plastics
  • Author : Robert C Portnoy
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 10 December 2008
GET THIS BOOKMedical Plastics

The use of plastics is widespread. Less widespread, however, is a clear understanding and examination of the many forms of degradation inherent within the very environments these materials must perform. Medical PlasticsùDegradation Resistance & Failure Analysis fills that void. The introductory chapter gives an overview of the medical applications of plastics and the specific performance requirements they need to meet. The following chapters discuss various degrading environments and their effects including environmental stress cracking, effect of body liquids, effect of


Handbook of Polymer Applications in Medicine and Medical Devices

Handbook of Polymer Applications in Medicine and Medical Devices
  • Author : Sina Ebnesajjad
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 05 December 2013
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Polymer Applications in Medicine and Medical Devices

This chapter focuses on adhesives used in direct physiological contact in dental and medical procedures. Activity in both areas has been quite extensive outside the United States for decades. In contrast, adhesive use in medical devices, patches, and plasters has been ongoing in the United States for a long time. In the case of medical devices, adhesion is concerned with the joining of materials such as plastics, elastomers, textiles, metals, and ceramics, which are examined in other chapters of the


Emerging Trends in Medical Plastic Engineering and Manufacturing

Emerging Trends in Medical Plastic Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Author : Markus Schönberger,Marc Hoffstetter
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 06 January 2016
GET THIS BOOKEmerging Trends in Medical Plastic Engineering and Manufacturing

Emerging Trends in Medical Plastic Engineering and Manufacturing gives engineers and materials scientists working in the field detailed insights into upcoming technologies in medical polymers. While plastic manufacturing combines the possibility of mass production and wide design variability, there are still opportunities within the plastic engineering field which have not been fully adopted in the medical industry. In addition, there are numerous additional challenges related to the development of products for this industry, such as ensuring tolerance to disinfection, biocompatibility,


The Effect of Sterilization on Plastics and Elastomers

The Effect of Sterilization on Plastics and Elastomers
  • Author : Laurence W. McKeen
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 22 February 2018
GET THIS BOOKThe Effect of Sterilization on Plastics and Elastomers

The Effect of Sterilization Methods on Plastics and Elastomers, Fourth Edition brings together a wide range of essential data on the sterilization of plastics and elastomers, thus enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. The data tables in this book enable engineers and scientists to select the right materials and sterilization method for a given product or application. The book is a unique and essential reference for anybody working with plastic materials that are likely to be


Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices

Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices
  • Author : Y N Zhou,M D Breyen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 31 May 2013
GET THIS BOOKJoining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices

As medical devices become more intricate, with an increasing number of components made from a wide range of materials, it is important that they meet stringent requirements to ensure that they are safe to be implanted and will not be rejected by the human body. Joining and assembly of medical materials and devices provides a comprehensive overview of joining techniques for a range of medical materials and applications. Part one provides an introduction to medical devices and joining methods with


The Medical Device R&D Handbook

The Medical Device R&D Handbook
  • Author : Theodore R. Kucklick
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 21 November 2005
GET THIS BOOKThe Medical Device R&D Handbook

The Medical Device R&D Handbook presents a wealth of information for the hands-on design and building of medical devices. Detailed information on such diverse topics as catheter building, prototyping, materials, processes, regulatory issues, and much more are available in this convenient handbook for the first time. The Medical Device R&D Ha


Hydrophilic Polymer Coatings for Medical Devices

Hydrophilic Polymer Coatings for Medical Devices
  • Author : Richard J. LaPorte
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 01 November 2017
GET THIS BOOKHydrophilic Polymer Coatings for Medical Devices

This new text provides a practical guide to hydrophilic polymer coatings technology for applications in a wide range of medical materials and devices. It concisely provides both the scientific basics of this class of polymers and the up-to-date information needed for product development and evaluation, processing, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance. More than fifty schematics illustrate materials, processes, and equipment. The entire presentation is oriented to the practical needs of personnel involved in product development and evaluation, process engineering, and manufacturing


UHMWPE Biomaterials Handbook

UHMWPE Biomaterials Handbook
  • Author : Steven M. Kurtz
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 27 April 2009
GET THIS BOOKUHMWPE Biomaterials Handbook

UHMWPE Biomaterials Handbook describes the science, development, properties and application of of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) used in artificial joints. This material is currently used in 1.4 million patients around the world every year for use in the hip, knee, upper extremities, and spine. Since the publication of the 1st edition there have been major advances in the development and clinical adoption of highly crosslinked UHMWPE for hip and knee replacement. There has also been a major international effort to


Polymers in Medical Applications

Polymers in Medical Applications
  • Author : B.J. Lambert,F.-W. Tang,W. J. Rogers
  • Publisher : iSmithers Rapra Publishing
  • Release : 03 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKPolymers in Medical Applications

The use of polymers in medical devices is growing at a steady rate. These materials are generally relatively cheap and versatile, qualities required in many bulk applications. In more specialised medical devices, polymeric components have been developed to meet challenging property and performance requirements. This review describes the process of developing polymeric products for medical applications from design requirements through to specific examples of medical devices and packaging. An additional indexed section containing several hundred abstracts from the Rapra Polymer


Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics

Handbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics
  • Author : Sina Ebnesajjad
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 31 December 2012
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics

Biopolymers and Biodegradable Plastics are a hot issue across the Plastics industry, and for many of the industry sectors that use plastic, from packaging to medical devices and from the construction indusry to the automotive sector. This book brings together a number of key biopolymer and biodegradable plastics topics in one place for a broad audience of engineers and scientists, especially those designing with biopolymers and biodegradable plastics, or evaluating the options for switching from traditional plastics to biopolymers. Topics


Thermoplastic Material Selection

Thermoplastic Material Selection
  • Author : Eric R. Larson
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 30 April 2015
GET THIS BOOKThermoplastic Material Selection

Thermoplastic Material Selection: A Practical Guide presents current information on how proper material selection is a critical component of any manufactured product. The text is a practical guide to a difficult process, giving the reader a fundamental grounding in thermoplastic materials and providing the tools they need to save time, money, and frustration. The book provides an overview of the most commonly used thermoplastic materials, including discussions of the different chemical families, plastics categories, and material grades - and the


Breakthrough Babies

Breakthrough Babies
  • Author : Simon Fishel
  • Publisher : Practical Inspiration Publishing
  • Release : 14 March 2019
GET THIS BOOKBreakthrough Babies

An account from the frontline of fertility treatment, giving a unique insight into not only the medical and scientific advances involved but the human cost and rewards behind this life-changing technology. Simon Fishel worked with Robert Edwards during his pioneering early IVF research and was part of the team in the world’s first IVF clinic, with all the trials and tribulations that involved at the time, including a writ for murder! As the science developed over the decades so


Permeability Properties of Plastics and Elastomers

Permeability Properties of Plastics and Elastomers
  • Author : Laurence W. McKeen
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 08 September 2011
GET THIS BOOKPermeability Properties of Plastics and Elastomers

Permeability properties are essential data for the selection of materials and design of products across a broad range of market sectors from food packaging to Automotive applications to Medical Devices. This unique handbook brings together a wealth of permeability data in a form that enables quick like-for-like comparisons between materials. The data is supported by a full explanation of its interpretation, and an introduction to the engineering aspects of permeability in polymers. The third edition includes expanded explanatory text which