- Complete coverage of uses of polymers for medical devices
- All-new material on medical device regulation, supplier control, and process validation
- A valuable guide for engineers, scientists, and managers involved in the development and marketing of medical devices and materials for use in medical devices
Plastics in Medical Devices is an overview of the main types of plastics used in medical device applications. It focuses on applications and properties that are most important in medical device design, such as chemical resistance, sterilization capability, and biocompatibility. The synthesis and production of each polymer or family of polymers are described in detail as well, as these methods have an important effect on critical properties such as sterilization and biocompatibility. The roles of additives, stabilizers, and fillers, as well as the synthesis and production of polymers, are covered in detail and supported by data tables.
The extensive list of materials covered in this 2e include:
- Commodity thermoplastics, such as polyvinyl chloride, polyolefins, and polystyrene
- High-temperature engineering thermoplastics, such as polysulfones, polyimides, polysulfides, polyketones, liquid crystalline polymers, and fluoropolymers
- Other polymers, including styrenics, silicones, thermoplastic elastomers, biopolymers, and thermosets
Engineers, scientists, and managers involved in the design, manufacture, development or support of medical devices and materials for use in medical devices.
Professionals involved in regulatory or compliance, and the medical device supply chain, where Process Validation and Supplier Controls are a requirement.