RE: SLA Resin for Medical Devices

From: Robert Thompson (
Date: Wed Oct 08 2003 - 07:22:51 EEST

the Vantico RenShape StereoCol resin and lacquer has passed the USP Class VI
biocompatibility tests. This involves injection and implantation tests with
animals and is the only SL resin that I am aware of that has passed this
level of bio-testing. However, the manufacturer has advised that it is up to
the user to determine the suitability of the parts made using this resin for
specific applications. Also, this is a high-speed resin specifically
formulated for anatomical BioModels so it may not be suitable for making
usable prototypes of all types of devices.

Kind regards,
Robert Thompson
General Manager
Anatomics Pty. Ltd.

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Sent: Wednesday, 8 October 2003 12:24 PM
Subject: SLA Resin for Medical Devices

Does anyone out there have any experience with the use of SLA components in
clinical trials?

I believe that the toughest hurdle might be proof of safety via
biocompatibility testing.

The resin we're looking into for this would be Somos 9110.


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