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New BioVyon™ Porous Plastics for Healthcare Applications

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Porvair Filtration Group announces the expansion of its range of BioVyon™ porous polymeric, composite and functionalized materials, designed for use in the healthcare industries.

Manufactured in an ISO accredited clean room environment - the new USP Class VI BioVyon™ sintered porous plastics offer the high degree of biocompatibility and bio-safety required by many healthcare applications.

Using proprietary processes to immobilize materials such as carbon, C18 coated silica and antimicrobials onto the BioVyon™ matrix - Porvair is able to change the properties of the sintered porous plastic to optimally suit different applications.

These BioVyon™ materials offer a wealth of novel filtration and separation possibilities to organizations developing devices for the healthcare industry.

Application developments include: Catheter vents manufactured from BioVyon™ incorporating cellulosic materials that swell in contact with fluids such as blood, providing an instant 'shut-off' device that prevents bypass of potential hazards ; BioVyon™ plastics incorporating activated carbon that efficiently remove impurities in water & BioVyon™ with active resin immobilized on the matrix to enable removal of specific chemical molecules in a sample prior to diagnostic analysis.

In addition by direct chemical or biochemical modification of the BioVyon™ material surface - Porvair has created a range of new functionalized separation materials that can be used for different diagnostic applications.