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Posted: January 4, 2010

Zeus to Conduct Bioabsorbables Presentation at MD+M West

(Nanowerk News) 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.
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.
    About Zeus, Inc.
    Zeus, Inc. is headquartered in Orangeburg, SC USA. Zeus is a world leader in material science and the production of high-performance polymer tubing used in demanding applications; operating multiple facilities in North America and internationally. Zeus products and services are preferred by companies in medical, automotive, electrical, fluid handling, aerospace, and mechanical markets.
    Source: Zeus Inc. (press release)

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