Innovations in the medical industry have led to devices that can continue organ function even when our bodies cannot. Membrane oxygenators, for example, act as artificial lungs for those undergoing open heart surgery – oxygenating blood outside the body to ensure that proper lung function is not hindered. Given the nature of their application, these products require durable materials that feature excellent blood compatibility.
With patient safety top-of-mind, Chinese medical device manufacturer Wego New Life Medical Devices Co., Ltd chose polycarbonate from Covestro for its membrane oxygenators. The shell is molded from medical-grade Makrolon® polycarbonate with glass-like transparency, which allows medical professionals to keep a close eye on the oxygenation process.