Exploring Femtosecond Laser Micro-Drilling for Medical Grade Polymer Tubing Applications

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Laser Micro-Drilling for Medical Grade Polymer Tubing

Results from a study of four types of medical-grade polymer tubing using a fs 515nm laser as the primary tool serve as evidence that the laser is a suitable source for the fabrication of medical-grade polymer-based devices.

Medical grade polymer tubing is an essential component in various medical and healthcare devices and instruments due to its outstanding attributes, including exceptional durability, sterilization capability, flexibility, chemical resistivity, and biocompatibility, among others. These tubing materials find extensive application in critical medical areas such as catheters, guidewires, drug delivery systems, urology flow and drainage systems, and more.

However, it’s important to note that not all polymer materials are suitable for medical and healthcare applications. To ensure safety and compliance with strict FDA regulations and standards, only a select group of polymers that meet these stringent criteria and are extrudable can be designated as qualified for medical grade tubing production.

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