PLA (polylactic acid) tweezer forceps
are a biodegradable alternative to plastic kit components. PLA is an allergen free; environmentally-friendly
material created from corn with the same physical properties as plastic
and can be sterilized using Gamma or ETO.
The white tweezer forceps have serrated teeth for a secure grip.
They are available in a 5.75 inch (146 mm) pointed
tip style (Part # 11484) and a
6 inch (152 mm) locking style (Part #
The FDA has just released draft guidelines for using 3D printing in the design, development, and manufacture of regulated medical products. Although the recommendations are non-binding, they do set some much-needed parameters.
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