Covestro Medicalgrade Makrolon® polycarbonate makes capsule gastroscopy robotics miracle possible

A generation-defining breakthrough in healthcare

Known as "the 21st century revolutionary innovation for digestive tract disease examination and endoscopic development,” Ankon Medical Technologies’ capsule gastroscopy robot has achieved a long-awaited breakthrough in medicine: " a non-intubation method for gastroscope examinations." To support the development and commercialization of the capsule, Ankon requires its partner to both meet increasingly strict material safety standards and offer professional technical support with value-add service.

OEM: Ankon Medical Technologies
Supplier: Covestro
Industry: Healthcare
Application: Capsule gastroscope robot
Product: Makrolon®

Ankon always makes quality its first priority. They are committed to ensuring the capsule robot is ergonomic, accurate, and more importantly --- safe, lightweight, and chemical resistant especially strong acidic environment. With an outstanding balance of properties, Covestro polycarbonate offers a wealth of versality.

As a medical grade thermoplastic, Covestro’s high-performance medical Makrolon® polycarbonate makes the capsule gastroscopy robot biocompatible with the human body, thereby enabling a pain free, non-invasive examination, with no cross-infection and low imaging blind spots probability. Covestro’s Makrolon® polycarbonate has high dimensional stability, is highly malleable, and boasts excellent heat resistance to support steam or chemical sterilization. This allows devices using the polycarbonate to boast large volume production with great durability. Moreover, the outstanding optical properties of the Makrolon®polycarbonate could enable the capsule gastroscopy robot to capture diagnostic images inside the human body with unprecedented clarity.

Covestro has not only provided high-quality materials but has also has offered valuable technical support to Shanghai Ankon Medical Technologies by helping promote the application of advanced material under a stringent timeframe. Trusted for decades, Covestro continues to pave the way for medical product

The main properties of Makrolon® polycarbonate are:

  • Biocompatible according to ISO 10993-1 assessment
  • Robust, lightweight and highly impact resistant
  • High optical purity
  • Flame-retardant glass-like transparency
  • High dimensional stability and easy release from the mold