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Biomaterial Technology Offers Enhanced Capabilities

Fri, 10/30/2009 - 7:05am

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Zeus Inc., a leader in material science and the manufacture of fluoropolymer tubing, offers a new state of the art advanced materials laboratory dedicated exclusively to the extrusion, analysis, and characterization of Absorv Bioabsorbables. Zeus has also expanded its Absorv Bioabsorbables capabilities, including precision tubing ranging from outer diameters of 0.012 to 0.25 in. and tolerances as tight as ±0.0005 in.

“Zeus has a history of being at the forefront of cutting edge technology in polymer science and we are continuing that tradition in the field of absorbable materials,” said Dr. Bruce Anneaux, corporate manager, research & development. “We have devoted an entirely new area to the development of bioabsorbables as these polymers will play a significant role in modern medical device design and next generation therapies.”

Zeus has dedicated 5,000 sq. ft. of laboratory space for the exploration and production of Absorv Bioabsorbables. The new facility is a controlled environment with an integral Class V cleanroom. The laboratory is staffed with a team of leading scientists, engineers, and technicians who are highly skilled and experienced in the field of biomaterial development. Laboratory staff also includes regulatory engineers and quality control personnel who are working to pursue new certification levels.

“Not only have we expanded our facilities and technical staff, but we have also designated a portion of our sales force to work solely with our partners in the field of bioabsorbables. Zeus has seen tremendous response to initial efforts within this field and it quickly became apparent we needed specific focus on this emerging product line,” said Josh Ridley, business development manager – biomaterials. “Our goal is to help companies expand or improve their standard offerings through new processing and product forms.”

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