Material Selection

Material selection is driven by the clinical performance requirements of your medical device.  Implantable materials include:

Nonresorbable biocompatible materials

  • Polyester (PET)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Nylon
  • Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
  • Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
  • Nitinol
  • Stainless steel
  • ePTFE
  • Elastomeric (often referred to as Spandex or elastane)

Resorbable biocompatible polymers

  • Polyglycolic Acid (PGA)
  • Polylactic Acid (PLA)
  • Polycaprolactone (PCL)
  • Polylactide/Glycolide Copolymers (PLGA)

We can help you determine the most appropriate implantable material for your device – which sometimes may be a hybrid (combination of two or more materials in the same medical device component).

Translating Product Requirements into Product Performance