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Celanese Discusses Innovative Uses for EVA Polymers at AAPS

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Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) , a global technology and specialty materials company, will be discussing novel applications in pharmaceuticals and medical devices for ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) polymers during AAPS 2014 in San Diego, California.

At the AAPS annual meeting and expo, Celanese will meet with leaders in the pharmaceutical and medical industries to discuss potential uses of EVA in two ways: as controlled release of drugs for oral administration, and EVA as a foamed excipient to deliver stem cells, growth factors and biologics.

“EVA polymers have a successful history in the pharmaceutical industry as a parenteral controlled release excipient,” said Don Loveday, healthcare and life sciences leader for Celanese. “We believe these two routes of administration offer incredible potential to the medical world.”

EVA in oral applications

The Celanese whitepaper entitled Potential Use of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymer Excipients in Oral Controlled Release Applications: A Literature Review summarizes the recent developments of EVA-based oral controlled release drug delivery systems. Fifty separate references are cited in this comprehensive paper.

EVA as a foamed excipient

In the Celanese whitepaper entitled EVA Foamed Excipient: Novel Way to Deliver Stem Cells, Growth Factors and Biologics for Controlled Release Applications, the controlled release delivery of therapeutic agents to prevent recurrence of brain tumors following resection was posited. In this study, high molecular weight simulated agents (70,000 and 200,000 Dalton polystyrene sulfonate – PSS) demonstrated controlled release delivery for more than 200 hours. More research is planned in this arena.

Technical, marketing and sales teams will be available at the Celanese booth #1150 at the AAPS expo to discuss the various uses of EVA polymers for controlled release. To set up a meeting at the expo, please contact Don Loveday at or to learn more, visit

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. With sales almost equally divided between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for customers and the corporation. Celanese partners with customers to solve their most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the world. Based in Dallas, Texas, Celanese employs approximately 7,400 employees worldwide and had 2013 net sales of $6.5 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit or our blog at

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