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SABIC Highlights Breast Cancer Awareness at MD&M West

In the fight against breast cancer, women can perform self-examinations to note any changes in their breasts. Along with PWB Health Ltd.

(Dumbarton, Scotland), SABIC Innovative Plastics helps highlight breast-cancer awareness at MD&M West with PWB's Breastlight, a home-use device that makes it easier to perform self-examinations by literally shining a light on breast tissue to illuminate internal changes.  To optimize the performance and durability of the Breastlight, SABIC Innovative Plastics's Lexan and Cycoloy healthcare resins were used in the housing and lens of the device. These medical-grade materials, combined with technical and design services provided by SABIC Innovative Plastics, helped PWB Health bring the Breastlight to market quickly. Wideblue, PWB Health's design and development partner, won the Innovation and Design Excellence Award (IDEA) 2008 for its work on Breastlight. The Breastlight is being exhibited here for the first time in the United States at SABIC Innovative Plastics's booth #2209 at MD&M West. The medical device market is a key focus for SABIC Innovative Plastics, said Rob de Jong, product market leader, Europe, SABIC Innovative Plastics. “We have developed a large number of high-performance plastics that comply with FDA regulations and European Food Contact legislation and offer important performance and aesthetic properties for home-use and personal well-being devices, as well as traditional in-patient products. Breastlight has been approved for sale in Europe and Canada and is currently under review by FDA for sale in the United States.

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