Oxford Performance Materials to Offer Implantable OXPEKK® Fibers

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OPM teams up with Biogeneral for new product offering.

I am delighted we can now offer our customers these new product offerings

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) and Biogeneral have teamed up to introduce OXPEKK-IG Implantable Fibers. These new fibers are available in grades suitable for long term medical implants and general medical applications directly from OPM. The fiber product offering shall include but is not limited to monofilament 0.15 mm OD nominal on continuous spool and 1.2 mm OD in 2 foot lengths. Other products in development include film, monofilament, small rods, tubes and hollow fibers.

"I am delighted we can now offer our customers these new product offerings," says Scott DeFelice, President and CEO of OPM. This new product offering now extends the OPM product line to include granules for injection molding/extrusion, bar stock for machining, powders for coating, BioFlex™ Carbon Composites, and finally injection molding services.

Quite uniquely fibers made from OPM's medical polymers have proven to be highly orientable, fully biocompatible, strong as steel and are also sterilizable by all conventional methods. This combination of properties makes OXPEKK® fibers an ideal material for sutures, woven products and various orthopaedic products.

About Biogeneral:
Biogeneral develops and manufactures fiber, tubing and membranes using thermoplastics. The company maintains FDA Master File status for many of its materials and products. Biogeneral is ISO 9001:2000 registered. For additional information refer to http://www.biogeneral.com.

About OPM:
Founded in March 2000, OPM has rapidly become an industry leader in the ultra-high performance thermoplastic polymers market. The firm's versatile OXPEKK® polymers are currently being used in medical, space and defense, semiconductor and industrial markets worldwide. OPM is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 registered. For additional information, please visit http://www.oxfordpm.com.

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