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Porvair Filtration Group Ltd. Release: New BioVyon(TM) Porous Plastics for Healthcare Applications

10/21/2010 1:41:59 PM

21st OCTOBER 2010 -- Porvair Filtration Group announces the expansion of its range of BioVyon™ porous polymeric, composite and functionalised materials, designed for use in the healthcare industries.

Manufactured in an ISO accredited clean room environment - the new USP Class VI BioVyon™ sintered porous plastics offer the high degree of biocompatibility and bio-safety required by many healthcare applications.

Using proprietary processes to immobilize materials such as carbon, C18 coated silica and antimicrobials onto the BioVyon™ matrix - Porvair is able to change the properties of the sintered porous plastic to optimally suit different applications.

These BioVyon™ materials offer a wealth of novel filtration and separation possibilities to organizations developing devices for the healthcare industry.

Application developments include: Catheter vents manufactured from BioVyon™ incorporating cellulosic materials that swell in contact with fluids such as blood, providing an instant 'shut-off' device that prevents bypass of potential hazards ; BioVyon™ plastics incorporating activated carbon that efficiently remove impurities in water & BioVyon™ with active resin immobilized on the matrix to enable removal of specific chemical molecules in a sample prior to diagnostic analysis. In addition by direct chemical or biochemical modification of the BioVyon™ material surface - Porvair has created a range of new functionalized separation materials that can be used for different diagnostic applications.

Porvair Filtration Group, an international leader in high performance filtration and separation materials and products for the medical, pharmaceutical and life science industries will be exhibiting these new BioVyon materials at the Medica/ CompaMed 2010 in Düsseldorf (Hall 8a, Stand R-08).

Porvair Filtration Group is at the forefront of new material development and products for the medical, pharmaceutical and life science markets - progressive industries which aim to improve people's lives. The company's range of BioVyon™ sintered porous plastic materials and products have been developed using novel technologies to help advance the achievable technical boundaries in these markets. Manufactured to current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), BioVyon™ materials and products are produced to demanding regulatory standards as required by the WRAS, FDA and USP.

To discuss your application for BioVyon porous plastics please visit our stand at CompaMed 2010 or contact Porvair Filtration Group on +44-1489-864330 / +1-804-550-1600, or email

Porvair Filtration Group is an international leader in the development and supply of materials and products for applications in filtration and separation. Their expertise in a wide range of media and the dedication of their design, manufacturing, sales, test and research teams ensure they are at the forefront of filtration technology, delivering world class performance to the Aerospace, Defence, Nuclear, Energy, Chemical Process, Industrial Process, Water Treatment, Printing and Medical / Life Science markets. With offices and manufacturing sites located in the UK, Europe and the USA combined with a world-wide network of market representatives and distributors; they pride themselves on their continuous innovation and research to meet global demands.

Worldwide HQ

Porvair Filtration Group 1 Concorde Close Segensworth, Fareham Hampshire PO15 5RTUK

Tel: +44-1489-864330 Fax: +44-1489-864399 Email: Web

North America HQ

Porvair Filtration Group 10190 Maple Leaf Court Ashland Virginia 23005 USA

Tel: +1 804 550 1600 Fax: +1 804 550 3262

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