By Anthony Clark, Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Leverkusen, Germany -- Baymedix FR is a new range of raw materials for functional medical wound dressings developed by Bayer MaterialScience that not only help wounds to heal but also make innovative designs possible, according to the company.
The dressings are based on polyurethane foams with a specific combination of properties and can be combined with Platilon thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films which are water-vapour permeable and allow the wound to breathe.
These 'environmentally compatible' aqueous products expand Bayer's Baymedix range of materials for medical technology. The programme also includes raw materials for lubricious coatings - for stents and catheters, for example - and for active-ingredient-releasing coatings. The company has also established its own research and development centre in Sheffield, England to provide customer support.
Wound dressings based on Baymedix FR are noted for their high mechanical strength, flexibility and biocompatibility. They absorb aqueous fluids like wound secretions quickly before they can escape, and do so without the foams expanding.
PIC: Wound dressings based on Baymedix FR have high mechanical strength