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Medical device manufacturers and their engineers working in the cardiovascular space have a new resource at their disposal. Elsevier (Cambridge, MA) announced today the publication of Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications authored by Ajay Padsalgikar, a chief scientist at St. Jude Medical, one of the world’s leading companies in the manufacture of cardiovascular devices.

The book provides designers of new cardiovascular medical devices with insights on the kinds of plastics needed to manufacture each device by explaining the property requirements of various applications, including artificial valves, lead insulation, balloons and vascular grafts. It allows designers to improve device performance and comply with regulations by selecting the best material for each application, said Elsevier in a press release announcing the publication.

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