Medical plastics producers see applications in O&P

02/25/2013 | PlasticsToday.com

Producers of thermoplastic elastomers welcomed recent guidance from the FDA that take into account usability engineering and human factors intended to improve medical device design. Producers have ideas to improve orthoses, prostheses and other devices, including using styrenic block copolymers to provide comfort and control in orthotic braces and using TPEs that offer grip properties and softness in prosthetic fingers.

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