Mar 26, 2012

Corn in Medical Supplies

Cleaning Wipes
Citrus II CPAP Mask Cleaner - Wipes
•Keep your CPAP equipment clean using these moist wipes
•No rinsing required!
•Ingredients derived from corn, coconut, and citrus
•Alcohol free
•Pack of 62 in pop-up container

Medical Devices
Ioresorbable Vascular Scaffold
"The new heart-opening design, created by Abbott, is known by the tongue-twisting name "bioresorbable vascular scaffold" (or, more simply, BVS). It promises to improve on metal stents, which usually last so long that they start causing health problems of their own.

Corn-based plastics are more and more common in big, fast-moving items such as biodegradable food packaging and even toys and sky boots. But the new BVS design is tiny enough to fit in an artery--and proof of how far bio-plastics have come."

Tongue Depressor
Tongue Depressor
"Favored Health has developed The World’s First Eco-Friendly Tongue Depressor. Favored Health uses 100% annually renewable resources such as corn in the manufacturing of its medical devices, including children and adult tongue depressors. Such devices are 100% biodegradable and compostable. Favored Health is committed to health and the environment."

Vinyl Powdered Gloves
"Dynarex Vinyl Gloves are a lightly powdered, disposable medical exam glove used in various medical settings for protecting hands from infectious bacteria and unsanitary elements. Vinyl gloves are also used for home and professional use. They are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and are 100% latex free. This eliminates the risk of developing latex protein related allergies. The Dynarex vinyl gloves are powdered with USP grade, edible cornstarch for easy donning, or putting them on."

Body Bags
Light Duty Biodegradable Disaster Pouch/Body Bag
This 100% biodegradable body bag is constructed of corn starch resin and can decompose within 90 days of burying."

Bandage Dispenser
Bandage Dispenser
"Corn Plastic Capsule Bandage Dispenser
• Made from 100% U.S. corn plastic
• Multiple color combinations
• Ideal for hospitals and clinics
• Premium latex free plastic bandages"

For cutting-edge biomedical materials, try corn

New applications of biodegradable plastics in medical sector gain acceptance

A petition to stop cornstarch in gloves was started with no impact
Citizen's Petition to Food and Drug Administration to ban cornstarch powder on medical gloves: Maltese cross birefringence

See Also
Prescriptions, Medications and Treatments Made From Sesame
Prescriptions, Medications and Treatments Made From Coconuts
Prescriptions, Medications and Treatments Made From Nuts
Shrimp in First Aid Supplies
Respirator Kits That Contain Banana Oil


  1. Thanks for posting this! I'm trying to find information on Medical Suppliers and this has definitely helped me in this process.

  2. The Dynarex vinyl gloves are powdered Autoclave for sale with USP grade, edible cornstarch for easy donning, or putting them on."

  3. Muhammad Amir the gloves are treated with cornstarch, a real danger for the corn allergic. Why include a link to Auoclave, is this a danger for the corn allergic? Did you miss the point of this post?

    Life Coaching your link that you posted in your comment also does not have information on corn allergy, or contents. Did you miss the point of this post as well?