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June 19, 2017

Crack Under Pressure – Mitigating Environmental Stress Damage

Author: James Runt with Expert Commentary from Cheryl Moran, Senior Director of Portfolio Management at PDI

Source: Medical Device Developments

"Environmental stress cracking (ESC) has long been an issue for medical devices. One of the leading causes of plastics failures, it typically begins with small cracks in the material and can eventually lead to full-blown disintegration. And while materials scientists have made great strides in countering the problem, today’s fast-evolving healthcare environments leave little room for complacency."

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