Bone Fixation Device Uses High-Strength, Biocompatible Polycarbonate
Medical device manufacturers are developing products that are less invasive, contribute to faster medical procedures and help speed patient recovery. To accomplish this, they are increasingly utilizing advanced, biocompatible thermoplastics in their medical devices.
The Super Staple™ Classic bone fixation device from Metric Medical Devices utilizes high-strength, biocompatible polycarbonate from Covestro.
OEM: Metric Medical Devices, Inc.
Housing for bone fixation device
Product: Makrolon® Rx2530
The Super Staple™ Classic demonstrates how medical device OEMs and the healthcare market rely on Makrolon® polycarbonate and technical expertise from Covestro to develop these life-changing applications.
The Super Staple™ Classic provides a superior and instantaneous bone compression force designed to improve bone healing, and reduce complications and healthcare costs, according to original equipment manufacturer Metric Medical Devices, Inc. The bone fixation implant is pre-loaded into an easy-to-use delivery instrument.
Metric selected Makrolon® Rx2530 polycarbonate because of its high strength, temperature stability, clarity and biocompatibility. The material is performing very well, according to Metric. In addition to assisting with material selection, Covestro also conducted testing to demonstrate the material’s compliance with ISO-10993 and U.S. Food and Drug Administration biocompatibility guidelines.
The main properties of Makrolon® Rx2530 polycarbonate are:
- Medium viscosity
- High strength
- Biocompatible according to many ISO 10993-1 test requirements
- Global grade