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Disease and Profits: Plastic Use Expected to Rise in Medical Devices

Oct 31st, 2012 | By
Flexible Endoscope

October 31 ~  As the baby boomer population increases in the U.S., expect the use of polypropylene plastic to grow for use in medical devices. That according to an obscure website called plastemart.com (here) says it “covers the entire spectrum of the plastics supply chain” from the raw material to manufacturers. The company is based
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Dr. Ostergard on Degradation, infection and heat effects on polypropylene mesh

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By
Degraded single polypropylene fiber 1000x

Donald R. Ostergard, MD,  has had a long distinguished career in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. Retired from the field, earlier this year he published an article: Degradation, infection and heat effects on polypropylene mesh for pelvic implantation: what was known and when it was known