Plastics in Medical Manufacturing 2020

Don DeMello

Don Demello

Principal Field Engineer

Liquid Crystal Polymers for Drug Delivery Devices from Vaccine Microneedles to Large Bolus Injectors


LCP benefits for micro-replication, tight-tolerance and high productivity molding are opening doors to novel drug delivery devices from vaccine microneedles to large bolus injectors. Well-known in electronics, LCPs are being translated to millions of precision drug delivery devices with space savings thru sub-mm walls without sacrificing mechanical stiffness and strength.

About the Speaker

Don DeMello is a Principal Field Development Engineer with the medical polymers business of Celanese Engineered Materials.  Celanese is The Chemistry Inside Innovation™ and has been providing polymer solutions to the medical device industry for decades.  Don has a BSME from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and since university, has worked in the engineering resins industry for over 30 years in a variety of application & market development roles across a wide range of markets.  He enjoys working with customers on the forefront of new & improved product developments where resin specification decisions are made based on design & performance needs.

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