Plastics can be used in a broad range of medical applications. Whether it be syringes, biodegradable joint screws or cannules for catheters – hospitals prefer high quality products that are not too costly. The company Pfaff GmbH from Waldkirch close to Freiburg has the know-how and the technical ability to manufacture plastics parts from different components. Injection moulding saves on assembly costs as well as being very exact. Pfaff GmbH was awarded the Freiburg Innovation Prize for two products manufactured from intelligent materials.