BIOABSORBABLES

From the world leader ZEUS

BIOABSORBABLES

FOR CRITICAL MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Bioabsorbables are particularly suitable for various medical applications and provide an alternative to traditional polymers or metal components. Absorv® and other bioabsorbable polymers are capable of safely existing in the body for controlled lengths of time before absorbing without causing harm or adverse interactions. Most of the commercially available bioabsorbable devices are composed of polyesters, primarily homopolymers and copolymers of poly(lactic acid) and poly(glycolic acid). Copolyesters of e-caprolactone, trimethylene carbonate, and para-dioxanone have also been commercialized.


  • Capable of safely existing and being absorbed by the body

  • Enables long term drug release

  • Cost effective as compared to metal equivalents

  • Controlled/gradual rate of bioabsorption or degradation

  • Absence of stress shielding associated with long term permanent implants

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THE ZEUS ADVANTAGE

WORLD LEADER IN FLUOROPOLYMER TUBINGS

As the world leader in fluoropolymer extruded tubing, we bring to you tubings to cater to the mission-critical needs for an array of applications – from precision minimally invasive medical devices to high-performance aerospace sub-components.

POLYMER EXPERTISE

MATCHING POLYMERS TO PERFORMANCE

Zeus materials scientists are adept at matching polymers to the desired performance requirements. When it comes to polymer expertise in the medical device industry, Zeus has no equal. With expertise in virtually every engineered plastic used in the medical device industry today, including thermopolymers, thermosets, and PTFE used in catheters, grafts, shunts, stents, diagnostics and orthopedics.

WIDEST RANGE OF TUBINGS

YOUR PERFECT PARTNER FOR TUBINGS

We have an impressive array of optimized tubing solutions for advanced applications. flared and flanged tubes, as well as a host of additional secondary services including: drilling, etching, bump and draw down tubing, tipping, striping, scoring, and slitting. We also provide custom tubings to suit your exact requirements, weather its Heat Shrinkable, Monofilament or Extruded tubing, its all in our range.ea.

PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

About Bioasorbables

Zeus’ Absorv® biomaterials platform is targeted for the development of a wide variety of medical products for both preventive care and disease treatment. With the steady growth and interest in bioabsorbables, applications are always evolving and expanding.

Key Properties
  • - Modulated degradation rates
  • - Varying strengths and stiffness
  • - Multiple extrusion forms
  • - FDA-approved for medical devices
  • - Tailored to customer’s specifications
BIOABSORBABLES APPLICATIONS

Current applications include:

  • Orthopedic – fracture fixation plates, pins and screws, bone augmentation, nails (scaffolding)
  • Dental – packing, dry socket treatment, scaffolding
  • Surgical – ligament repair, wound closure (sutures, suture anchors, skin staples, & adhesives), adhesion barriers, drug delivery, antineoplastic delivery, ligating clips, hemostasis clips, temporary RO markers
  • Stents – vascular, coronary, biliary, ureteral, esophageal, etc.
  • Tissue engineering – 3-D structures, electrospinning, molded, extruded vascular graft with scaffolding, bowel anastomosis and ureteral anastomosis, guided nerve regeneration, percutaneous devices with limited in-growth, tissue engineering scaffolds, vehicles for controlled drug and therapeutic agent delivery
Features
  • - Capable of safely existing and being absorbed in the body
  • - Finite functionality
  • - Absence of stress shielding associated with long term permanent implants
  • - Controlled/gradual rate of bioabsorption or degradation
Benefits
  • - No second surgery for explanatation
  • - Controlled load transfer
  • - Promotion and temporary support for tissue in-growth for tissue engineering
  • - Ability to match degradation profile with healing profile leading to optimal tissue differentiation
  • - No undesirable interactions with the body as associated with corrosion of metals
  • - Enables long term drug release
  • - Provides Novel and Alternate IP position
  • - Controlled rate of drug delivery or therapeutic agent
  • - Cost effective as compared to metal equivalents
Capabilities
  • - Tight tolerance extrusion
  • - Sophisticated materials science
  • - Advanced processing and development
  • - Multiple combinations of the product

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Although Zeus has a wide range of catalogue products available, most of the time, the lead time for even a custom made product is not longer than 2-3 weeks. Filfab also keep stocks of selected products in its warehouse in India for faster deliveries.

Zeus is a global leader in supply of flouropolymer tubing to the Medical Device market. Zeus tubings also find applications in critical fluid handling in pharmacueticals and Semi conductor industries and for applications in the electrical and mechanical industries.

Yes, of course. Zeus Application Engineers would be happy to discuss your process and suggest the right polymer for you. Zeus also provides several customisation options like colours, packaging and even testing and certification for challenging applications.

Zeus is proud to offer biocompaitbility and USP Class VI certification for most of its resins like PTFE, FEP, PFA, ETFE and PEEK. In addition, Zeus has certified USP Class VI tests for many pigments and compounds used. Further Zeus offer 100% traceability on all your orders. All tubings are supplied with a Certificate of Conformance as a standard offering.

Extruded fluoropolymer tubing does not have a determined shelf life. Extensive weathering and ageing tests reveal no degradation when exposed to weather, UV light or extreme temperatures. However Heat Shrink tubings are shipped with expiry dates although Zeus has tested heat shrink tubing that has been aged more than 20 years and revealed no adverse characteristics.

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