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Building the Future: Poly-Med, Inc. expands medical device manufacturing facilities in the Upstate

Poly-Med, Inc. (PMI), the leader in bioresorbable materials and medical device development, has recently opened a state of the art development and manufacturing facility located outside of Greenville, South Carolina. This new facility greatly expands PMI’s capabilities to offer medical device development for  medical-grade electrospinning, extrusion, additive manufacturing, and technical textile processes in a certified […]

Expectations of Working with Poly-Med, Inc.

Poly-Med is the leader in bioresorbable polymers and customer solutions. We are a vertically integrated company that, thanks to our design and development approach, can design, develop, and manufacture absorbable medical textiles and custom components, providing an adaptable approach to customer needs for any medical application. To support our development approach and provide support to […]

Creating Structure Out of Chaos: Standardization for Fiber-Based Devices

Poly-Med had the recent opportunity to present at an ASTM Workshop on the Characterization of Fiber-based Scaffolds and Devices in Manchester, NH at the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) https://www.armiusa.org/. The workshop was organized by ASTM International (http://www.astm.org), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) https://www.nist.gov/, and hosted by ARMI. The workshop featured seminar […]

Heat Setting and the Impact on Medical Textiles

If you’ve ever woken up late for an important job interview or meeting, you’ve probably thrown on some clothes and looked in the mirror with horror at all of the wrinkles staring back at you. While ironing clothes is certainly not one of my favorite chores, something about the heat and steam can totally change […]

Design Considerations for Biomedical Textiles: Fiber vs. Yarn

When terms like “yarn”, “fiber”, and “filament” are used, you might, at first, think that these terms are synonymous. In this blog, we’re going to disentangle the definitions, comb through the types, and dispel the looming cloud of uncertainty, so that you may weave the terms into your sentences with expertise. When it comes to […]

Poly-Med, Inc. Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation in South Carolina

Poly-Med, Inc., one of the first biotech companies creating bioresorbable polymers for use in medical and pharmaceutical devices is celebrating an important milestone in their history this year; 25 Years of Innovation in South Carolina. Poly-Med, Inc. was founded by Dr. Shalaby W. Shalaby, considered one of the forefathers of the bioresorbable polymer industry. He […]

Resorbable Ligation Device Elicits Successful Preliminary Results

Poly-Med, Inc. (PMI) is thrilled to share the success of the LigaTie®, a device designed and developed by Resorbable Devices AB in Uppsala, Sweden that utilizes one of Poly-Med’s Glycoprene® polymers. The LigaTie® device was developed by Dr. Odd Viking Höglund (http://bit.ly/innovator-LigaTie) and addresses challenges associated with ligation during surgical procedures. The device is utilized […]

The Poly-Med Approach to Medical Device Product Development

Leading a medical device product development project is always exciting, especially when you are in the resorbable polymer space! One of the most significant milestones is the Design Verification and Validation stage, which requires clinical evaluation. Answering probing questions is imperative for any medical device product that is being developed, but it becomes even more […]

Test Method Validations

In woodworking, the old adage goes “Measure Twice, Cut Once”, but I quickly learned that even this didn’t always guarantee perfect parts. Two ‘identical’ parts measured with a different ruler or off of a different reference face might not line up as perfectly as I had hoped. It makes me wonder how anything was built […]