Use of plastics in medical implants is soaring
from Plastics Today
Visit the websites of some of the biggest and best known plastics companies and you may see a bold-faced announcement: "Our products are not for use in any human implantable applications." That's been the case for more than 15 years, since an explosion of malpractice lawsuits involving breast and temporomandibular joint implants. But times are changing, in part because of the very high prices that can be charged for implantable plastics and the growing market size.
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