In an on-going effort to provide our clients with the best service possible, Cambridge Polymer Group received its ISO 9001:2008 certification.
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.
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.
CPG researcher Stephen Spiegelberg presented a paper on cleanliness case studies in medical devices at the AMI Medical Grade Plastics conference in Philadelphia, PA.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.