AVON LAKE, Ohio—Biomerics L.L.C. has selected PolyOne Corp.'s PolyOne Distribution as its exclusive distributor for its Quadrathane, Quadraflex and Quadraplast medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethanes in North America.
TPUs from Biomerics are used in such medical device applications as vascular access catheters, introducers, drainage catheters, interventional radiology devices, fluid management, coatings, balloons and wound care.
Mark Crist, president of PolyOne Distribution, said the product will complement his firm's health care portfolio. “These highly biocompatible polymers will enhance our ability to help our customers accelerate speed-to-market, meet or exceed product performance requirements and navigate regulatory approvals more confidently,” he said.
Travis Sessions, CEO of Biomerics, said his company chose PolyOne to increase access of its materials and technology to the health care market. He said PolyOne's market presence and specialty portfolio made the arrangement “a natural fit.”