RxFiber's RxFibron HT, High Tenacity Biomaterial for Lower Profile Medical Devices Awarded the Golden Mousetrap Award at MD&M West

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RxFiber’s RxFibron HT, a revolutionary biomaterial for medical devices, was honored as winner in the Golden Mousetrap Awards – February 2014.

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"Engineers will have the ability to develop lower-profile devices while maintaining the strength and integrity of the device," says Robert Torgerson, Founder and President of RxFiber.

RxFiber, LLC today announced that its high tenacity, next generation biomaterial for implantable medical devices, RxFibron HT, has been selected as a Golden Mousetrap Winner in the Materials and Assembly category. Through the Golden Mousetrap Awards program, UBM Canon celebrates the success of the people, companies, and technologies that are driving progress in today’s U.S. design and manufacturing industries. Specifically, they are celebrating the return and renaissance of manufacturing in North America by honoring those companies and people who are making it possible During a live ceremony, RxFiber’s President, Robert Torgerson, was presented the Golden Mousetrap Award on February 11, 2014.

"RxFiber is honored to receive the Golden Mousetrap Award for our RxFibron HT fiber. We are so excited and thankful to be recognized by UBM Cannon and Design News for our efforts. Thank you Design News for this prestigious Golden Mousetrap Award," said Mr. Torgerson, President of RxFiber.

RxFiber, the first manufacturer dedicated solely to engineering medical-grade fibers for the medical device industry, has developed and commercially released its latest award winning product, RxFibron HT, a high-tenacity PET (Polyester) biomaterial for medical device applications. As an innovative alternative to UHMWPE and regular Polyester, RxFibron HT features several advantages over current market fibers including durability, high strength, thermal melt properties for ease of manufacturing, and custom size variations suitable for creating lower-profile devices. The revolutionary RxFibron HT is the first commercially available high-tenacity, medical-grade PET biomaterial that can be used to create next-generation implantable devices, such as sutures, composites, and more for applications such as endovascular, vascular, and orthopedics.

"Engineers will have the ability to develop lower-profile devices while maintaining the strength and integrity of the device," says Robert Torgerson, Founder and President of RxFiber and leading expert in biomaterial medical device design. "RxFibron HT meets the criteria of having substantial strength, biocompatibility, lower profile (smaller denier yarn), and custom size fibers. High-tenacity PET fibers are a substantial upgrade from regular Polyester and will yield innovative next-generation products."

Read about more about RxFibron HT and more about the Golden Mousetrap Award Finalists and Winners on designnews.com. Images from the ceremony will be posted to the Design News Facebook page.

About RxFiber

RxFiber manufactures a wide variety of next-generation, high quality, innovative and custom-designed medical-grade yarn and fiber solutions. As the leading expert in producing multifilament fine denier, high-tenacity fibers with both absorbable and non-absorbable qualities, RxFiber works with customers' medical device needs to provide textile solutions that best match the specifications required to produce reliable and verifiable products. The company develops custom yarns and can replace aging yarn inventory with quality yarn in smaller quantities that meet production specifications. RxFiber also provides small custom fiber runs that can be fully integrated with product specifications and can coordinate and consult on the testing and conversion process. RxFiber's technical experts can also consult on weaving, knitting and braiding solutions that are best aligned with the device specifications.

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