2010 News Archives

December 21, 2010  2010 ISO 9001

In an on-going effort to provide our clients with the best service possible, Cambridge Polymer Group received its ISO 9001:2008 certification.

November 30, 2010 Patent awarded

The USPTO awarded a patent to Cambridge Polymer Group for Vitamin E-stabilized polyethylene  (“Methods for Making Oxidation Resistant Polymeric Material,” US Patent 7833452). The technology was jointly invented by researchers at Cambridge Polymer Group and Massachusetts General Hospital.

September 21, 2010 There is always room for Jell-O

CPG researchers Gavin Braithwaite, Jason Berlin, and Stephen Spiegelberg have an article in the Fall 2010 issue of BoneZone that discusses the uses of injectable hydrogels for biomedical applications.

September 15, 2010 Medical Grade Plastics Conference

CPG researcher Stephen Spiegelberg presented a paper on cleanliness case studies in medical devices at the AMI Medical Grade Plastics conference in Philadelphia, PA.

July 1, 2010 Workshop on Cleanliness of Medical Devices

ASTM has announced a workshop on the cleanliness of medical devices, schedule for November 16, 2010 in San Antonio, TX. The workshop is chaired by Reto Lugenbuehl (Robert Mathys), Terry Woods (FDA), and Stephen Spiegelberg (Cambridge Polymer Group). Abstracts are being solicited for the workshop, which are due August 31st. See below for more information.

June 3, 2010 Hydrogel patent issued

Cambridge Polymer Group received U.S. patent 7,619,009 for its injectable hydrogel formulations for biomedical applications. The patent addresses methods for preparing a biocompatible liquid that gels in vivo without chemical reaction. CPG is developing  this technology for nucleus pulposus augmentation, orthopedic applications, synthetic tissue models, and tissue bulking.

June 2, 2010 New Quality Manager

CPG is pleased to announce that Mary Osward has joined our team as Quality Manager. Mary will be responsible for ISO compliance and general operations.

May 4, 2010 Bird/Steward/Lightfoot lecturer

Cambridge Polymer Group co-founder Professor Gareth McKinley was the annual Bird/Steward/Lightfoot lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 4, 2010. Dr. McKinley gave a lecture entitled "Designing Omniphobic Surfaces for Super Liquid Repellency and Friction Reduction".

March 15, 2010 Orthopedic Research Society presentations

CPG researchers Emily Heuer, Molly McCormack, Jason Berlin, Bayen Miller, Gavin Braithwaite, and Stephen Spiegelberg presented two posters at the Orthopedic Research Society meeting in New Orleans, LA. Copies of the posters can be found on our presentations page.

February 4, 2010 CaBER testing on yield stress materials

Researchers at Karlsruhe University in Germany have published an article in Applied Rheology (volume 19, 2009) that describes methods of measuring the yield stress of gel-like materials using a capillary breakup rheometer (CaBER(r)) invented by CPG researchers Gavin Braithwaite and Gareth McKinley.