DSM Biomedical offers a proven family of highly biocompatible, medical-grade polymers for use in long term medical implants. Bionate® Thermoplastic Polycarbonate Polyurethane (PCU) polymer family is one of the most extensively tested families of biomedical polymers and is backed by a comprehensive FDA Material Master File.
Bionate® PCU and Bionate® II PCU are currently being used in a wide range of applications, including cardiovascular, artificial heart, cardiac assist, neurostimulation, and diagnostic devices. Because of exceptional loadbearing capability, wear resistance, and biostability, they are also used extensively in orthopedic applications such as spinal stabilization, spinal fixation, disc replacement, and meniscus replacement devices. Due to biostability, flexibility, dielectric properties, abrasion resistance and tensile strength, the Bionate® PCU family can be used as an excellent candidate for lead insulation.
For additional information on the Bionate® PCU and Bionate® II PCU polymers, download the brochures.