Yes, a change from conventional plastics to bioplastics is possible in medical technology whilst achieving the same performance: biocompatibility, adjustability of mechanical properties and sterilisability. Bioplastics can even bring decisive benefits.
By the way – plastics used in medical technology are called „Medical Grade Plastics“. For this, proof must be provided that the plastics have defined properties and that safe, approved raw materials are processed in a safe working environment. Similarly, the Medical Devices Regulation explicitly requires special attention to be paid to the selection of materials. This includes the biological assessment of materials, the risk management of procurement and production, and the guarantee of recipe consistency.