According to the company, its composite tubing is suitable for use in a range of medical applications.
According to the company, its composite tubing is suitable for use in a range of medical applications.

Polygon Composites Technology, which makes composite tubing, bearings, and cylinders, plans to showcase its PolyMed composite tubing for surgical applications at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) show, taking place in Minneapolis, USA, from 23–24 October 2019.

According to the company, its composite tubing is suitable for use in a range of medical applications, including electro-surgical devices (both monopolar and bipolar), surgical ablation tools, suction irrigation or trocar cannula, endoscopic/laparoscopic instruments and robotic surgery technologies. PolyMed says that the material is lightweight, strong, and invisible to X-ray, thermally insulating, and non-conductive, and can act as a drop-in replacement for stainless steel tubing in a variety of endoscopic and laparoscopic instrumentation applications. PolyMed is ISO-10993 compliant and can be sterilized.

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