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Plastics Used in Some Medical Devices Break Down in a Previously Unrecognized Way, University of Minnesota study


12/6/2012 8:23:40 AM

Scientists have discovered a previously unrecognized way that degradation can occur in silicone-urethane plastics that are often considered for use in medical devices. Their study, published in ACS' journal Macromolecules, could have implications for device manufacturers considering use of these plastics in the design of some implantable devices, including cardiac defibrillation leads.

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