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New Company Specializes in Implantable Ceramic Components

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New Company Specializes in Implantable Ceramic Components
CoorsTek’s new subsidiary, C5 MedicalWerks Inc., will supply advanced ceramic implantable ceramics.
A new and separate subsidiary of ceramic component supplier CoorsTek (Golden, CO; www.coorstek.com), will focus on manufacturing advanced ceramic implantable components. The new company is called C5 Medical Werks Inc. (Grand Junction, CO; www.c5medicalwerks.com).

Technical ceramics are used in many markets, from semiconductor capital equipment and automotive electronics to coal and fluid processing. For implantable medical applications, biocompatibility is one benefit, as are long wear times. In addition, implant-grade ceramics are structurally stable, durable, and chemically inert.

While CoorsTek will continue to provide ceramic components for medical devices used outside of the body, C5 will focus only on implantable components.

The new company has a cleanroom with multiaxis CNC machining, turning, and finishing equipment; dry and isostatic presses; extruders; ceramic injection molders; and inspection equipment.

C5 will officially launch at the MD&M East show in New York, June 6–8, 2006.

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