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TekniPlex Healthcare will be presenting its wide array of healthcare solutions at Compamed, November 13-16, in Dusseldorf, Germany. At Hall 8B, Stand N02, the company will showcase solutions ranging from medical compounds and tubing for medical devices to its grid lacquer coated paper and coated Tyvek® constructions for device packaging.
TekniPlex Healthcare’s patented multilayer tubing configurations offer low absorption properties to help extend the usable life of insulin and other unstable drug products, such as chemotherapy drugs. Another configuration, designed for the fluid transfer of DMSO and other solvent suspensions, features a polypropylene-based outer layer that provides safe product delivery in dual hormone delivery systems and advanced cell and gene therapy processes.
The company also will be displaying multi-lumen tapered tubes, manufactured from Pebax® polymer, for endoscopic biliary procedures. The 2,050-mm (81-in.) tubes transition from 2.45 mm (0.096 in.) on the proximal end to 1.72 mm (0.068 in.) on the distal end, which accesses the bile duct in the small intestine. A guidewire lumen, contrast lumen, and balloon inflation lumen traverse the length of the tube to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures. The lumens are as small as 0.4 mm (0.016 in.) to 1.10 mm (0.43 in.), and retain consistently tight tolerances throughout the length of the tube.
In addition, TekniPlex Healthcare will be highlighting its medical device packaging offerings, including a variety of grid lacquer coated paper specifications and coated Tyvek® options, as well as its range of solvent-bondable thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) tubing produced with proprietary compound formulations. An alternative to polyvinyl chloride (PVC), TekniPlex Healthcare’s thermoplastic elastomer compounds combine the performance benefit of vulcanized rubber with the processing properties of thermoplastics. Free of silicone, latex, phthalate, and halogen, they are suitable for a variety of medical device tubing applications.