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    Cutting Biologic Tubes in Cleanroom

    We need to cut biologic, tubular medical devices into 1cm to 1.5cm sections. The tubes are thin-walled and range in inner diameter from 1.5mm to 7mm. The material is tough and resistant to cutting with a scalpel, but flexible enough that it can easily by creased if cut with scissors. Any experience or suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

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    Try a waterjet.

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    Thanks for the reply. The issue would be rehydrating the dried material.

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    Look into it a little further. You will learn that waterjets are used to cut multiple layers of cloth and leave no evidence of moisture behind. It would be worth some trials.

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