Colorants are often added to the substrates and material components of medical devices with the primary intent of improving the usability of the devices. For instance, color coding can assist users in matching devices or sizes together when multiple options are available. Colorants can also be used to brand medical devices from a particular manufacturer, thereby ensuring that only compatible components and accessories are used with the company’s products. And in some cases, colorants can be used to improve the user appeal of a device, meeting the expectations of users and helping manufacturers to build and maintain customer loyalty.
Choosing Colorants for Medical Devices
August 8, 2019 | By: Thor Rollins
BS, RM (NRCM)
Toxicology and E&L Expert
Thor Rollins is a certified microbiologist and specializes in the selection and conduct of in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility tests. He actively speaks on biocompatibility related topics through Nelson Labs’ external seminars, webinars, and tradeshows. He presented on biocompatibility at the American College of Toxicology annual meeting in 2013 and has published many articles...