The healthcare industry is witnessing steady growth with the changing needs of people in the past few years. Advances in this industry, such as increased interest in miniaturization, aesthetic appeal of medical devices (especially orthopedic ones), are influencing material development for healthcare applications. Growing need for specialty medical devices has increased the need for high performance polymers with enhanced functionality, durability, and load bearing capacity.
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Keywords: Plastic, polymers, medical devices, healthcare, materials