Scott Clear, VP Product Development and material sciences expert at The Design Academy recently spoke at the Plastics in Medical Devices conference on Collaborative Innovation: Bringing Breakthrough Medical Devices to Life.
With his team he has designed plastic medical devices that can handle increased exposure to chemicals and radiation, working with materials makers PolyOne Corp. and Eastman Chemical Co., injection molding/design firm Thogus Products Cos. and injection molder Phillips Plastics Corp. Recently, Scott has helped design a prototype for a medical wireless device. Design challenges for the project included its need to be autoclaved as well as to have goodchemical resistance. The device also had to be able to survive a rugged throw test, be made with conventional electronics parts and have a two-year life span.
Please read the article on “Sustainability issues looming for medical-device designers” featured in the Observatorio del Plastico.
Scott presented last year to the first edition of the conference.