BASF Takes A Partner In Medical Polymers | January 10, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 2 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 2 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 10, 2011

BASF Takes A Partner In Medical Polymers

Department: Business
Keywords: medical devices, polymer additives, blood-clots

BASF’s Future Business subsidiary has signed an agreement with Interface Biologics to develop plastics for medical devices. The two firms plan polymer formulations that combine Interface’s blood-clot-preventing additives with BASF’s antimicrobial technology. Interface’s additives are low-molecular-weight fluorooligomers that are under development for use in catheters and kidney dialysis equipment because of their ability to reduce blood platelet adhesion. The firm was spun off from the University of Toronto in 2001.

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