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DSM and Teleflex Medical OEM to co-host Lunch and Learn at MD&M West

Exton PA, US, 08 Feb 2016 16:00 CET

DSM Biomedical, a global leader in biomedical materials science and regenerative medicine today announced that it is teaming up with Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in custom sutures and fibers, to host their first joint event highlighting their partnership in the field of high-strength orthopedic sutures. The event will take place during the MD&M West 2016 conference, one of the world’s leading gatherings focused on the latest innovations and technologies in medical devices.  

The Lunch and Learn, titled “Learn from Insiders and Innovators: Breakthrough medical textiles and their applications,” will take place on Tuesday 9th February from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PT) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, will include discussions about DSM’s Dyneema Purity® fibers, as well as the sutures and braids made by Teleflex Medical OEM using Dyneema Purity fibers.

“The partnership between DSM and Teleflex Medical OEM provides the medical industry with high quality, high strength orthopedic sutures,” said Carola Hansen, Director of Biomedical Polyethylenes, DSM Biomedical. “As a result of this collaboration, patients undergoing orthopedic procedures can receive readily available sutures made out of fibers that are biocompatible, which helps reduce tissue inflammation and irritation which in turn can decrease recovery times and improve outcomes.”

During the educational event, DSM will provide an overview of its fiber portfolio and applications. Attendees will learn more about Dyneema Purity fiber, the world’s only medical-grade UHMWPE fiber and the strongest medical fiber in the world, as well as the company’s latest innovation, the FDA 510k clearance for DPR cerclage cable. The cerclage cable is made out of Dyneema Purity Radiopaque fiber, which provides new possibilities for orthopedic trauma devices as the radiopaque agent helps surgeons image the implants with x-rays both during and after surgical interventions.

“Teleflex Medical OEM is a global leader in complex constructs and sutures. We combine advanced technologies and materials, like UHMWPE, to create fiber-based products with the strength, flexibility and handling our customers demand,” said Debra Masso, General Manager, Performance Fibers, Teleflex Medical OEM. “Partnerships with companies like DSM underscore our commitment to ongoing innovation to satisfy our customers’ unique applications.”

Force Fiber® Suture and Force Fiber® OrthoTape™ Braid are the focus of the Teleflex Medical OEM’s presentation. These two unique products combine state-of-the art technology with UHMWPE fibers to meet a market demand for orthopedic sutures with outstanding strength and durability. Attendees will learn about the Force Fiber product line’s unique construction, performance characteristics, and medical applications. Options for the development of custom-engineered sutures will also be discussed.

Teleflex Medical OEM – Work with the Experts™

Teleflex Medical OEM, a division of Teleflex Incorporated, is a market leader in providing product development and production services to medical device manufacturers across the world. Teleflex Medical OEM is known for its vertically integrated capabilities, deep expertise, and decades of experience. It’s portfolio includes custom-engineered specialty sutures and fibers, bioabsorbable sutures, yarns, and resins, precision extrusions, diagnostic and interventional catheters, balloons and balloon catheters, and sheath/dilator sets. For additional information, please visit

Dyneema Purity® is a registered trademark of DSM.
Force Fiber® Suture, Force Fiber® OrthoTape™ Braid, and “Work with the Experts”™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated in the U.S. and or other countries.

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