Volume 90 Issue 39 | pp. 19-21
Issue Date: September 24, 2012

Resurgence For Medical Polymers

Trying to put problems behind them, suppliers of polymers for medical devices look to grow product lines
Department: Business
Keywords: medical polymers, implants, resins, tissue scaffolds, body organs

Polymer suppliers haven’t forgotten the bitter lessons that can come with the use of their materials in medical devices. They know all too well Dow Corning’s nine years in bankruptcy, which ended in 2004, and the $3.2 billion the firm agreed to pay to women who claimed that silicone breast implants made them ill.

Today, however, polymer suppliers can count on the legal protections of the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998. And as new . . .

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