dcsimg
Handled with care

Covestro polycarbonate chosen for valve connectors

Handled with care

Life-saving medication can be a godsend to patients, yet inadvertent exposure to cytotoxic drugs is a serious threat to the medical professionals administering them.

infusion valve connector utilizes Makrolon® Rx1805 medical grade polycarbonate from Covestro
The Q-FLO™, which utilizes Makrolon® Rx1805 medical grade polycarbonate from Covestro, is a closed, no drip, valved male luer connector.

Task

The Q-FLO™ from Infusion Innovations Inc. (I³) is a closed system transfer device that offers improved safety and convenience for healthcare workers administering cytotoxic drugs to patients. When engineering its Q-FLO™ valve connector, I³ sought a material with proven safety and functionality.

Challenge

I³ had a specific list of material needs, including meeting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements and a level of chemical resistance required for use with cytotoxic and nuclear medicine.

Solution

Makrolon® Rx1805 polycarbonate was selected for its strength, clarity, lipid/chemical resistance, biocompatibility and gamma stability. The material meets IS0 10993-1 and USP Class VI tests for up to 30-day contact with human tissue. The Q-FLO™ is cleared by the FDA for use in reconstituting, dispensing/transferring, administering, and disposal of non-hazardous fluids and potentially hazardous fluids such as those used in chemotherapy, radioactive isotopes, blood products and nuclear medicine.

Case Profile

Supplier

Covestro LLC

Industry

Medical

Application

Infusion valve connector

Makrolon® polycarbonate – the state of the art material for a broad range of design applications that possesses phenomenal properties

Makrolon® Rx1805 polycarbonate is a medical grade material that offers chemical/lipid resistance and high strength.

The material is biocompatibile according to many ISO 10993-1 test requirements, meaning it is appropriate for contact with the human body.

This grade of Makrolon® is suitable for sterilization with high-energy radiation.

Makrolon® Rx1805 polycarbonate provides glass-like transparency for medical devices.

LOCATIONS & CONTACTS
Login
Register for more information
Forgot your password?