By Zachary Murnane, Medical Fiber Global Business Manager, Honeywell
The rise in heart valve disease and other cardiovascular conditions has led to a growing demand for minimally invasive devices and technologies. In addition, medical devices need to meet specific tissue response and durability criteria for the biomedical structures to elicit proper biologic responses. This means that medical devices need to be small and flexible to enable minimally invasive surgeries while also being strong and durable so they can last for the full life of the patient. The use of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers like Honeywell Spectra UF BIO can play a significant and useful role in the development of biocompatible medical devices, particularly in the field of cardiovascular applications such as heart valves.
What is Honeywell Spectra® UF BIO Fiber
Spectra® UF BIO Fiber is a product portfolio that falls under the Honeywell medical grade fi…