Zeus, Inc., a leader in polymer extrusions and material science, announces that Dr. Bruce Anneaux, Corporate Manager, Research + Development for Zeus, will present at MD&M West in Anaheim, California on Tuesday, February 9, 2010.
The presentation, entitled "Bioabsorbable Polymers for Medical Devices," will focus on selecting and using bioabsorbables for innovative medical devices. To learn more about Dr. Anneaux's presentation, visit http://www.devicelink.com/expo/west10/conf_203.html.
MD&M West, the world's largest medical design and manufacturing event on the West coast, features the latest developments in the medical product development process, including medical-grade materials, assembly components, and R+D services.
Dr. Anneaux's in-depth presentation will include physical properties and absorption profiles of these polymers, along with application-specific details. Additionally, the handling, processing, sterilization, and degradation of these specialized polymers will also be discussed.
Attendees will gain insight into the following areas:
- Physical properties
- Absorption profiles
- Explanation of the absorption process
- Current and potential applications, handling, and sterilization
Zeus Research & Development is dedicated to advanced polymer research and collaborative developments. The R&D division partners with established companies and start-ups to develop the next generation of medical devices and therapies. The focus is the development and precision extrusion of advanced polymeric biomaterials, including Absorv(TM) bioabsorbables, electrospun nano-fibrous materials, and Aeos(TM) ePTFE.
Zeus processes Absorv in multiple extrusion forms, such as shapes, special profiles, and multi-lumens. The product offering also includes precision tubing ranging from outer diameters of 0.012in to 0.250in and tolerances as tight as +/- 0.0005in; monofilament ranging from diameters of 0.003in to 0.060in; tape/ribbon; rod stock; and compounded pellet form. Zeus also provides absorbable polymers as cast films and non-woven microporous sheets.