ADT's Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Thin Film Material Achieves USP Class VI Compliance

(Nanowerk News) Advanced Diamond Technologies (ADT) announces that its UNCD® brand of ultrananocrystalline diamond thin film material is USP Class VI compliant. Set by the United States Pharmacopeia, USP standards are internationally accepted as benchmarks for material compatibility in biomedical and pharmaceutical applications.
Customers considering UNCD for applications where USP Class VI compliance is required now can be comfortable knowing that UNCD is the right solution for them. Applications that require USP Class VI compliance include implantable devices, implements that come into contact with food products, pharmaceutical grade chemicals, and biotech products.
"We have previously demonstrated that our diamond can provide significant value to applications in these markets. Now that we have independent validation showing that our customers can rely on UNCD's biocompatibility, we are looking forward to increased adoption and new business opportunities for our products in 2011," said Neil Kane, ADT's president.
About Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.
ADT is the world leader in the development of diamond for industrial, electronics, energy, and medical applications. ADT is a World Economic Forum 2007 Technology Pioneer, a recipient of a 2008 EuroAsia IC Award in the Materials Enabling category from EuroAsia Semiconductor magazine, and a 2008 R&D 100 Award winner for mechanical seal faces for fluid pumps. For more information about ADT, visit
About United States Pharmacopeia
USP is a non-governmental, official public standards-setting authority for prescription and over-the-counter medicines and other healthcare products manufactured or sold in the United States. USP also sets widely recognized standards for food ingredients and dietary supplements. USP sets standards for the quality, purity, strength, and consistency of these products—critical to the public health. USP's standards are recognized and used in more than 130 countries around the globe. These standards have helped to ensure public health throughout the world for close to 200 years. For more information about USP, visit
Source: ADT (press release)
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