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A Greek medtech start-up is looking for PLA (polylactic acid) suppliers or injection molding services under supplier or manufacturing agreement

Country of origin:
Country: 
GREECE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRGR20200416001
Published
21/04/2020
Last update
28/04/2020
Expiration date
29/04/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Moulding, injection moulding, sintering
Plastics, Polymers
Biobased materials
Plastic fabricators
Processes for working with plastics
Polymer (plastics) materials
Manufacture of other plastic products
Other human health activities
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Summary

Summary: 
A Greek medtech start-up has invented an innovative splint for arm fractures. The splint is made of PLA (polylactic acid). The company is looking for suppliers of PLA in sheets or companies providing PLA injection molding services. The type of partnership considered for the PLA sheets is supplier agreement and for injection molding will be manufacturing agreement.

Description

Description: 

A Greek medtech start-up is providing innovative solutions for orthopedic problems such as fractures, back and orthotics problems and bringing new designs and new materials to the industry.
The first product is a patent-pending medical device for fractures and rehabilitation made of PLA, which is 5 times lighter than plaster casts, washable, and skin-friendly.
The startup is planning to expand their production that until know is made using 3D printing technology. For that reason the company is looking for two types of partners. First, PLA sheets providers. Secondly, companies providing injection molding services. In the case of injection molding service the Greek startup will provide the mold’s dimensions.
The type of partnership considered for the PLA sheets is supplier agreement and for injection molding will be manufacturing agreement.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
Partners could be PLA suppliers and/or injection molding companies 1. In case of PLA sheets the preferred dimensions are 1x1 m with 3mm thickness 2. In case of injection molding with PLA the mold will be 30x10 cm and 3mm thickness

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Partners could be PLA sheets suppliers and/or injection molding companies using the same material. The type of partnership considered for the PLA sheets is supplier agreement and for injection molding will be manufacturing agreement.