medical devices and tissue engineering polymers

Viatel™ polymers are used in the fabrication of degradable medical devices and tissue engineering solutions. 

In medical device polymer applications, viatel™ polymers provide structural support for a controlled duration of time before they are resorbed by the body. This eliminates the need for surgical removal once the healing process has completed and provides several device specific benefits such as localized drug release opportunities. Their potential doesn’t stop there: everyday new uses for bioresorbable polymers are being explored in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. 

In tissue engineering applications, viatel™ polymers are used to create temporary scaffolds which can help repair, replace, or regenerate tissue in the human body and thereby assist organs to repair themselves following disease, injury, or incapacity. 

Typically, therefore, Viatel™ polymers are intended to be used as components to create:

  • bioresorbable implants, plates and screws for trauma and orthopedics
  • bioresorbable stents and device coatings for cardiovascular treatments
  • wider medical devices such as neural conduits, hernia meshes, dental and ophthalmic treatments
  • injectable hydrogels
  • hard (e.g., bone) and soft (e.g., skin) tissue regeneration scaffolds
  • wound closure devices such as staples and sutures

These polymers have a proven safety track record, are completely metabolized and are easily processed by way of 3D printing, injection molding, hot melt extrusion, and other techniques.

Ashland offers:

Viatel™ bioresorbable polymers in custom formulations

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Our team of experts can assist with :

  • polymer selection
  • customized polymer solutions
  • processing technologies
  • characterization of materials and behaviors to assist in development process

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viatel™ bioresorbable polymers

nature-derived, efficient thickening Nature-derived from sustainably sourced cellulose, natrosol™ hec products are water-soluble, non-ionic polymers that can be used in a variety of personal and home care applications. These efficient thickeners perform across a wide pH range and demonstrate high salt tolerance and broad surfactant compatibility, enabling clear formulations. The wood pulp used in our cellulose products is sourced from ...

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plasdone™ povidone

Polyvinylpyrrolidone is a hygroscopic, amorphous polymer supplied as a white, free-flowing powder or a clear aqueous solution. Available in several molecular weight grades, they are characterized by K-value, and used in a great variety of applications. Polyvinylpyrrolidone can be plasticized with water and most common organic plasticizers. It is considered to be physiologically inert 

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