Our Ulteeva Purity™ (formerly Dyneema Purity®) fiber brings you high strength at low-profile across a wide range of orthopedic, cardiovascular, and spine applications - including PTA balloons, knee prosthesis, heart valves, stent membranes, scoliosis repair, and surgical sutures. This is the gold standard in Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMWPE) medical grade fiber – enabling you to create tomorrow’s solutions today.
30+ years of experience working with the world’s leading medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
50+ years of experience in the field of UHMWPE fiber.
100+ years of experience within our polyethylene innovation team.
We take a flexible approach to co-creation by supporting you with a knowledgeable team of engineers, scientists, and technicians - all dedicated to translating your market needs into bold new Ulteeva Purity™ fiber-based product designs.
Our high-strength polyethylene fiber has a tactile feel. It comes in a variety of high-contrast colors and densities; ideal for use in a wide range of suture, braid, cable, and textile designs and applications. Complementing all of this, we bring added peace of mind, through:
With Ulteeva Purity™ fiber, you benefit from a broad range of high-contrast colors that increase visibility of sutures during more complex procedures (including white, blue, black, and radiopaque - with green available soon). These fibers also come in various sizes and dimensions for complex techniques and applications.
We work with customers to co-create specialized, innovative solutions focused on improving and solving the world’s healthcare needs through sustainable science.
A wide range of Ulteeva Purity™ experts (engineers, scientists, and technicians) are here to support you at every step in the continuum of co-creation with our UHMWPE fiber - adapting our business model to best suit your needs.
We can connect you with an extensive ecosystem of trusted partners, materials, support, and resources based on our in-depth knowledge of which fiber technology applications are available - and how best to use them in medical device manufacturing.
The quality of Ulteeva Purity™ fiber ensures the highest processing efficiencies for braiding, weaving and knitting – delivering ultimate application performance with the lowest amounts of defects and waste.
Ulteeva Purity™ medical fiber delivers proven pliability, as well as excellent knot sliding and knot strength. This unique fiber is smooth and comfortable for surgeons to handle – even for the most complex suturing techniques.
Our polyethylene is fully compliant to ASTM F2848-21 Standard Specification for medical-grade UHMWPE yarn – and produced in a dedicated medical production plant in accordance with an ISO 13485-certified quality management system. Here, design and manufacturing risks are managed based on ISO 14971; and the biological safety of our consistent, high-quality fiber has been evaluated according to ISO 10993.
This is supported by unrivaled regulatory support for the approval of your devices, including biocompatibility and biological safety data. We currently own five master files for Ulteeva Purity™ fiber, powder, and membrane
Would you like to experience Ulteeva Purity™ fiber for yourself? Get in touch to order a sample and explore how we can kickstart your product development journey.
For decades, metal cables and fixations have been used in spine and trauma corrective surgeries to hold bone together. But it’s far from a perfect solution. For example, metal can wear over time and generate small particles that cause irritation – which is often accentuated due to the sheer bulk of metal. And of course, metal can be sharp - especially at the cut ends.
Our solution? Replace metal in these applications with our biocompatible and mechanically robust Ulteeva Purity™ fiber. Its combination of high tensile strength and stiffness combined with outstanding flexibility and abrasion resistance is now enabling a new generation of smaller, safer and less invasive cerclage cables.
It’s just one of many ways that our customized biomaterial products and platforms can harness the body’s own ability to heal itself, thus accelerating and improving the restorative process.
We create sustainable healthcare solutions that deliver tangible and valuable sustainability benefits to our partners – with no compromises on safety or performance. It’s why in the course of 2024, a bio-based Ulteeva Purity™ fiber will be available - from a renewable source and certified by a globally renowned certification body (ISCC).
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We understand that medical product development can be a long, winding - and occasionally bumpy road. Rest assured that at DSM Biomedical, we have the proven experience, capabilities, and knowledge to support you every step of the way.
It starts with using a form-fit-function approach based on a comprehensive understanding of how the human body reacts to biomaterials following implantation. This in turn enables us to design materials that are compatible with the body’s physiology and help you develop finished products that can sustain, restore, and repair – all supported by applicable regulatory requirements.
Discover how we can partner with you to co-create innovative healthcare solutions with our polyethylene fiber.
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