eBook Plastics in Medical Devices, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0323265634
  • ISBN-13: 9780323265638
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Plastics in Medical Devices is a comprehensive overview of the main types of plastics used in medical device applications. It focuses on the applications and properties that are most important in medical device design, such as chemical resistance, sterilization capability and biocompatibility. The roles of additives, stabilizers, and fillers as well as the synthesis and production of polymers are covered and backed up with a wealth of data tables. Since the first edition the rate of advancement of materials technology has been constantly increasing. In the new edition Dr. Sastri not only provides a thorough update of the first edition chapters with new information regarding new plastic materials, applications and new requirements, but also adds two chapters - one on market and regulatory aspects and supplier controls, and one on process validation. Both chapters meet an urgent need in the industry and make the book an all-encompassing reference not found anywhere else.Comprehensive coverage of uses of polymers for medical devices. Unique coverage of medical device regulatory aspects, supplier control and process validation. Invaluable guide for engineers, scientists and managers involved in the development and marketing of medical devices and materials for use in medical devices.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Series Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Introduction.
2: Regulations for Medical Devices and Application to Plastics Suppliers: History and Overview.
3: Materials Used in Medical Devices.
4: Material Requirements for Plastics Used in Medical Devices.
5: Polymer Additives Used to Enhance Material Properties for Medical Device Applications.
6: Commodity Thermoplastics: Polyvinyl Chloride, Polyolefins, and Polystyrene.
7: Engineering Thermoplastics: Acrylics, Polycarbonates, Polyurethanes, Polyacetals, Polyesters, and Polyamides.
8: High-Temperature Engineering Thermoplastics: Polysulfones, Polyimides, Polysulfides, Polyketones, Liquid Crystalline Polymers, and Fluoropolymers.
9: Other Polymers: Styrenics, Silicones, Thermoplastic Elastomers, Biopolymers, and Thermosets.
10: Purchasing Controls and Supplier Quality for Medical Device Manufacturers and Their Suppliers.
11: Process Validation for Medical Device Manufacturers and Their Suppliers.