CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—Rubber in medical applications is as fascinating today for its technological advancements as it has been essential for its lifesaving capabilities.
The breadth of the topic is one reason Rubber News precedes its May 8-9 Healthcare Elastomers Conference with a Livestream on issues facing the industry, including material innovations, the changing regulatory environment and the future of medical elastomers.
And certainly, the market continues to go as the three-year-old COVID-19 pandemic goes. It is the elephant in the room that continues to drive medical demand.
Today, modern medicine depends on elastomers to advance its capabilities. Stoppers, vaccine vials, tubing, wearables, orthopedic braces and so many other devices owe their usefulness to rubber and silicone, the latter of which continues to be a game changer in the medical device arena.
Here are just 4 key points covered in the March 23 Livestream, which is still available on-demand.