MATERIALS: Building upon the proven efficacy of Makrolon® Rx2530, Bayer MaterialScience LLC has developed Makrolon Rx2435 polycarbonate resin, a new medical grade that addresses the increasing demand for a material that can be sterilized through
radiation for thin-wall medical applications.
Like Makrolon Rx2530 polycarbonate, Makrolon Rx2435 resin exhibits a good balance of mechanical strength and toughness. What differentiates Makrolon Rx2435 resin from previous medical grades is its ease of flow. Like Makrolon Rx2530 polycarbonate, the new grade meets the requirements of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-Modified ISO 10993, Part 1 “Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices” tests, the widely accepted standard for biocompatibility.
Potential thin-wall applications for Makrolon Rx2435 include dialysis components, catheter connectors, surgical instruments - such as trocars, retractors and handles - and drug delivery devices.