Perkasie, Penna. – July 13, 2010 – Secant Medical™, the industry leader in design, development, and custom manufacturing services for biomedical textiles, announces a unique partnership with DSM Dyneema, the creator of the strongest medical-grade fiber on the market today.

"Material selection is an important component in the development of medical devices and components. DSM is an industry leader, and we look forward to leveraging our complementary capabilities, products and skill sets to expand the range of design solutions Secant Medical can offer the medical device market," says Karen West, general manager of Secant Medical's Advanced Technology and Materials Group.

The new relationship brings added value and capabilities to new product design and performance for implantable medical devices. There are already several devices in development utilizing the products and expertise of both companies; Secant Medical will leverage the new agreement to continue to meet the ever changing needs of device designers and offer choice to clients.

"DSM Dyneema distinguishes Secant Medical as a trusted specialist to combine high-performance UHMWPE fiber with innovative textile structures," said Erik Becker, application manager medical, DSM Dyneema. "As we continue to expand our innovative material offerings, and with the recent launch of Dyneema Purity® BLUE, collaborating with Secant Medical will help both organizations to support the rapid development of new and improved textile solutions for use in today's complex medical devices."

In addition to expanding its technology and manufacturing capabilities and its recent increase in hiring, the partnership also exemplifies Secant Medical's strategy to support its business growth in a rapidly changing medical device market.

About Secant Medical:
Secant Medical™, LLC is the leader in custom-developed biomedical textile structures for medical devices, helping customers meet challenges to bring device solutions to market quickly and effectively. Using constantly evolving high-performance metallic and polymeric biomaterials, the company designs the textile structures that client innovations require in developing the next generation orthopedic, cardiovascular, tissue-engineered and neurological devices, and new general surgery resources. Secant Medical is a business unit of Prodesco, Inc., the leader in the design, development and manufacture of engineered fabric structures for the medical, industrial and aerospace industries since 1943. In 2008, Prodesco became part of Fenner PLC, a worldwide leader in reinforced polymer engineering headquartered in Yorkshire, England. For more information, contact Joannie Anthony, at 215-257-8680, extension 199; email [email protected]; or visit

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