Healthcare Resins Assist in Development of Award-Winning Device
Thu, 04/02/2009 - 5:33am
To optimize the performance and durability of the Breastlight, Lexan and Cycoloy healthcare resins were used in the housing and lens of the device. These medical-grade materials, combined with value-added technical and design services provided by the company, helped PWB Health bring the Breastlight to market quickly. The company provided a wide range of assistance, including design suggestions, background on biocompatibility and healthcare regulations, and services such as express color matching with quick material delivery. The resin was specially formulated to block red light and a healthcare grade of Cycoloy polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (PC/ABS) was provided. For the Breastlight lens, the company wanted a crystal-clear material with excellent impact resistance and the ability to be ultrasonically welded.