Polymers for medical applications

DITF's polymerization laboratories focus on non-resorbable and resorbable polymers for medical applications. Resorbable polymers are dissolved by the body after a certain period of time after they have fulfilled their function.. Various polymerization reactors from laboratory to pilot scale are available for a variety of applications.

Successful developments include resorbable polymers, which are particularly biocompatible during the degradation phase because hardly any acid monomers are released, and a hydrophilic polysulfone, which is suitable as a membrane in biological systems because proteins do not attach to it.

The DITF have the technologies for comprehensive polymer analysis (NMR, DSC, TGA, GPC, GC-MS, ICP, viscometry and rheology). The results are directly fed into the further optimization of polymer composition and polymerization processes, ensuring effective, fast and cost-efficient polymer development.

Range of services

  • Development of tailor-made functional polymers and polymer blends, especially for medical applications such as implants, medical products for wound care and carrier materials for regenerative medicine and drug delivery systems
  • Additivation of polymers (coloring, admixture of functional substances) during or after polymerization
  • Preparation of polymer solutions for further processing from the solution (wet spinning process, spray process, squeegee technology, membrane technology)
  • Small-scale production of biocompatible, resorbable and non-resorbable polymers