The medical instruments are molded from a high-stiffness medical-grade gamma-stabilized polyarylamide (PARA) resin.
The medical instruments are molded from a high-stiffness medical-grade gamma-stabilized polyarylamide (PARA) resin.

Bastos Viegas a Portuguese company that makes medical devices, has made use of Solvay’s medical-grade Ixef GS-1022 GY51 gamma-stabilized polyarylamide (PARA) resin to make a range of single-use medical instruments.

The instruments, which include curettes, forceps, needle holders, and skin staple removersare manufactured under strict clean room conditions, sterilized in-house using ethylene oxide (EtO), and are EU medical device CE Class IIa certified, under an EN ISO 13485-2016 registered quality system.

’Solvay’s Ixef PARA provides rigidity, dimensional stability and metal-like strength, which are essential to the performance of our Zillion Black single-use instruments,’ said Luis Guimarães, CEO at Bastos Viegas.

The company plans to extend its product line to include up to one hundred SUIs to replace stainless steel instruments, molded using Ixef PARA biocompatible resins.

This story uses material from the Solvay, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.