expanded polytetrafluoroethylene

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expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)

(ekspan´did pol´ētet´rə-flŏŏr´ōeth´əlēn),
n a stretched polymer of tetrafluoroethylene that allows passage of fluids but not cells; it is used as a nonabsorbable suture material and in guided tissue and bone regeneration as a nonresorbable membrane.
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The 3FL Cap Liner from Gore is constructed of a gas permeable expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) membrane that prevents liquid penetration, while equalizing pressure inside of a container.
From the company that invented expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) and introduced it in the marketplace, Gore PharmBIO Products continues the company's legacy of innovation and product leadership in the global pharmaceutical and bioprocess markets.
The report highlights the development and use of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which is at the heart of almost all of W L Gores proprietary processes.
Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) structures are used as vascular, esophageal, urethral, and enteral prostheses because of the biocompatibility of ePTFE.
Patent 7,691,299 (April 6, 20 I0), "Process for Production of Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Products," Fumihiro Hayashi, Yasuhiro Okuda, Motomi Nakata, and Koichiro Natori (Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
The GoreDevice is an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) vascular prosthesis that provides a streamlined solution for challenging dialysis access, aortic debranching, and arterial bypass procedures.
STRATA expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) graft - AFX stent grafts are constructed using Endologix's proprietary new STRATA graft material.
Saphenous vein graft's diameter was not enough for interposition, so patency was constructed with 6mm ringed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE:Gore-tex) tube graft interposition (Fig.
2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (Expanded PTFE) Industry The report firstly introduced Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene(Expanded PTFE) basic information included definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, Global and China domestic market analysis
Available materials include high-density polyethylene, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, silicone, and combination materials such as polymethyl methacrylate and polyhydroxyethylmethacrylate with a calcium hydroxide coating.
The synthetic mesh systems are widely adopted in complex hernia repair procedures and are composed of chemicals such as polyester and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) and provide fast recovery along with negligible post-operative pain.

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