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Challenges Facing Medical Device Manufacturers

Polymer's sister company, SILIKON Technologies, participated in Medical Product Outsourcing's May issue article on the current challenges that healthcare companies face during the early stages of medical device development.  Interviewed on behalf of Polymer & SILIKON, was our Director of Silicone Operations, Mr. Patrick Meheran.  (


Medical Device Design & Development is critical to the advancements of true patient care excellence.

Contributing Writer to MPO, Mark Crawford touches upon the key elements of the following, in his captivating multi-page article:

  • Device Size
  • Device Complexity
  • User Interfaces & Usability
  • Prototyping & 3D Capabilities (Additive Manufacturing)
  • Device Connectivity - wireless; mobile friendly; wearable; electronic records; software
  • Key growth markets
  • Device design software
  • Design Partners
  • Advances in technology
  • Regulatory concerns
  • Key drivers for the future


To read the full article "Developing Challenges" by Mark Crawford, click here:   MPO - May Issue

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Custom Injection Molder helps inventor successfully market device

A new product and a new partnership are leading to success for custom injection molder Polymer Conversions Inc. and its customer, SensGard LLC, maker of hearing protection devices. Rob DiNardo and Greg Post, co-founders of SensGard LLC in Fairport, NY, obtained an exclusive license from Syracuse University to manufacture, market, and sell a technologically advanced hearing protection device developed by Jozef Zwislocki, a former Harvard Fellow from Switzerland, former professor at Syracuse University, and research fellow who founded the Institute for Sensory Research. Zwislocki maintains an office at Syracuse University.

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Conceptual Development of a Device for Oral Hygiene in Individuals with Special Needs

NYSCEDII worked in collaboration with Oral Health Innovations (now Orius Innovations), Buffalo BioSciences, PreSource Technologies and Polymer Conversions, Inc. (PCI) on the development of a dental cleaning device. The project focused on the development of a device that can autonomously clean a complete set (upper or lower) of teeth at a time.


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