DSM Dyneema has entered into a partnership with Proxy Biomedical to pursue research and production of ExtreMESH, a durable surgical mesh made from DSM’s Dyneema Purity high-performance polyethylene fibre technology. Dyneema Purity is the world’s strongest fibre, according to DSM. The companies made the announcement prior to the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) in Long Beach, CA, USA, from 13 to 16 January.
“With new access to Proxy Biomedical’s proven expertise in high-performance materials research, development and manufacturing, our ability to help those needing tissue repair or regeneration is expanding,” said Carina Snijder, Business Manager for DSM’s Dyneema Purity fibre.
“Proxy Biomedical is very pleased to be aligned with DSM Dyneema and to be able to offer ExtreMESH,” said Peter Gingras, Managing Director of Proxy Biomedical Ltd, which has locations in Cleveland, OH, USA, and Galway, Ireland. “We believe that our partnership will allow the development of new biomedical meshes and scaffolds where the demand for high strength, fatigue and abrasion resistance and low elongation is paralleled by the availability of virtual unlimited flexibility in mesh pore size, fibre diameter and weight.”
DSM’s Dyneema Purity fibre will be referenced in a clinical presentation at ORS, where Proxy Biomedical is exhibiting at stand 1527.