ANAHEIM, Calif. – NEU Specialty Engineered Materials LLC, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation, today introduced NEU™ View Radiopaque Translucent Solutions for catheters at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West. Catheters made using this patent-pending technology are optically translucent, and have superior contrast under X-ray (radiopaque) when compared with catheters made using radiopaque striping.
In addition, this unique technology increases production efficiency by eliminating the coextrusion process used to manufacture striped catheters, as well as reducing material usage and scrap rates.
NEU View Solutions can be used to produce catheters that are both fully radiopaque and translucent to the naked eye. Clinicians and patients will benefit from:
Visual confirmation of fluid flow to aid in clinician confidence
Detection of potentially harmful air bubbles to help in avoiding embolisms
Use of a single catheter for both intravenous and X-ray procedures, resulting in fewer needle sticks to improve patient comfort“Catheter manufacturers can now offer a commercially viable product that has excellent visibility, both optically and under X-ray, to bolster clinician confidence and gain significant market advantage,” said Craig Nikrant, president, PolyOne Global Specialty Engineered Materials. “By collaborating closely with our customers, we have developed an innovative technology that addresses end-user concerns, production efficiency needs, and regulatory requirements.”
NEU View formulations for cardiovascular and intravascular catheters are application-specific, incorporating medical-grade polymers, additives, color, and healthcare-centric manufacturing practices. They are available in certified USP Class VI and ISO 10993 compositions.
PolyOne is exhibiting NEU View and additional advanced healthcare solutions this week at MD&M West in booth #3213.
NEU Specialty Engineered Materials LLC is a leading provider of polymer solutions serving healthcare manufacturers worldwide. Our focus is on helping customers succeed though a combination of world-class technical expertise, regulatory assistance, and industry know-how.
PolyOne Corporation, with 2013 revenues of $3.8 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.