Medical Contract Manufacturing Material Selection

Material Selection - Compounding, Colorants and Formulation

Compounding, Colorants, Formulation and Drug Elution

Lubrizol Life Science Health (LLS Health) has an extensive thermoplastic and silicone portfolio of products, in addition to commercially available materials, LLS Health also offers custom polymer formulation to meet your unique performance needs. Our polymer experts and manufacturing engineers work hand in hand to address your most challenging medical device requirements including: 

  • Material Selection – our experts can assist you in specifying the right material for your application including durometer, additives for radiopacity, color, lubricity and other material characteristics.
  • Compounding - We can work with your compounder of choice or utilize our strong relationships with known compounders in the industry.
  • Custom TPU Formulations - If your product requires a custom TPU our in-house polymer formulation capabilities can develop the right TPU for your application.
  • Drug Eluting Compounds - LLS Health is addressing the growing need for implantable materials with our dexamethasone-loaded polymer offering. By combining trusted, biocompatible polymers (silicone, TPU, EVA, PLGA, and others) with a safe, effective anti-inflammatory agent (dexamethasone).

Thermoplastic Polyurethane Material Solutions

LLS Health is a technology leader in the development and manufacturing of TPU polymers for the medical device industry. Our TPUs are formulated for superior biocompatibility, tunable physical properties, and processing versatility.

Ideal for use in cardiac, vascular, orthopedic, wound care, urology and many other short and long term applications, our comprehensive portfolio of medical grade TPUs include:

Design for Speed

Accelerating your time to market can be the difference between project success and failure. LLS Health’s concurrent engineering methodology allows you to consider your medical device design and the production process simultaneously. Our tooling design and manufacturing capabilities and our expertly staffed, state-of-the-art CAD services are on-site and fully integrated. And our project managers are continually facilitating advancement at every stage of production. For example, our extrusion facilities are specially equipped to deliver quick-turn extrusions to accelerate your development program.