Eric brings over 20 years of extensive engineering management, research and design expertise to his new role at Medical Murray. With a strong track record of success, Eric was most recently with Altura Medical where he led the research and development team in the design of a novel endovascular AAA graft system. Prior, he worked for several notable start-ups and fortune 100 corporations including ProMed, NovoStent, Micrus (acquired by J&J), W.L. Gore & Associates and Guidant.
Careful attention to a number of factors is critical when molding and handling bioabsorbable polymers. In particular, even slight variability in heat, shear, residence time, and moisture can result in part failure. And when dealing with such costly materials and the stringent requirements of the medical device industry, failure is not an option.
Injection molding intricate components for medical device implantables is a difficult task on its own. Add absorbable
polymer to the equation and it becomes many times more challenging. This article reviews several of
the barriers to success in this area of component fabrication for implantable medical devices.