Today’s surgical advancements
Polycarbonate Resins for Surgical Instruments
From forceps and speculums to trocars and laparoscopes, surgeons use a wide variety of instruments when conducting both open and minimally invasive surgeries. Medical device manufacturers rely on Covestro to provide advanced biocompatible materials that meet the critical design parameters of surgical instruments. Using our medical-grade polycarbonate resins, reliable instruments are manufactured, and surgeons can feel confident using them during complex procedures.
Minimally invasive surgeries require small instruments to give surgeons the precision, dexterity and control they need. These instruments must be manufactured with materials that have a balanced composition of properties. Makrolon® polycarbonate from Covestro offers excellent dimensional stability, strength and rigidity required to meet the needs of today’s complex surgical field. It is well-suited for thin-wall applications and meets the biocompatibility requirements of ISO 10993-1.
High temperature Apec® can also be used in the design and manufacturing of stringent sterilization disinfectant systems that are required for delicate surgical devices. The high temperature sterilization of autoclave allows hospitals to sterilize their devices in a short time which improves efficiency, decreases expenditures and shortens waiting time for patients.