Adhesives meets USP Class VI biocompatibility standards
Billerica, MA–Three epoxy adhesives produced by Epoxy Technology, Inc. have passed tests by independent testing laboratories for compliance with U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI biocompatibility standards: EPO-TEK 301, EPO-TEK 301-2 AND EPO-TEK 353ND. Nontoxic, they can be safely used by manufacturers of medical devices for bonding applications in instruments used inside the human body. USP Class VI compliance is essential for all materials employed in producing devices that require FDA approval for medical or dental use. Besides being non-toxic, Epoxy Technology`s USP Class VI-approved adhesives are easy to handle and cure, and they can be sterilized by autoclave, heat, radiation, or chemicals without degradation. The provide reliable, durable bonds for critical medical applications.