Advanced Biomedical Gains Approval to Market Polymer Screws in China

By Julie A. Vetalice

Advanced Biomedical Technologies (ABT) received approval from the China Food and Drug Administration for polymer orthopaedic internal fixation screws. The company intends to bring additional polyamide-based fixation products to the region, such as rib pins, binding wires, micromodule screws/plates and CMF plates.

ABT's products are an alternative to metal implants and other re-absorbable fixation devices, and are designed with the ability to control the speed by which the devices degrade. Absorbable devices by nature also obviate the need for a second surgery, which can reduce post-op complications.

Source: Advanced Biomedical Technologies Inc.

Tags: Regulatory