Polycarbonate and drug delivery device innovation
Covestro used MD&M West to debut its Makrolon Rx2235 polycarbonate. The company touts Makrolon Rx2235 as having a new high-flow grade, enabling manufacturers to fill very thin walls and accurately replicate intricate features with lower pressures. Covestro formulated the material for a variety of healthcare applications including on-body devices, surgical instruments, pen injectors and IV components.
The company also unveiled a future connected drug delivery device prototype that included clear and easy-to-understand language for self-administering patients, connectivity with the healthcare provider, automatic detection of refill needs and more.“We are excited to apply our research and application development expertise to push boundaries and imagine a brighter future for the millions of patients who use daily medications,” said George Paleos, head of Covesro’s Global Healthcare business.
“We understand that the future of medical care will demand smarter, more connected and convenient drug delivery devices,” Paleos said. “As a supplier of polycarbonate resin we are ready to work with our healthcare customers to help them shape the future, beginning today.”