Keyword: Biomaterials

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Features: Packaging & Sterilization
From 3D printing and biomaterials to robotics and digital health, MD&M West is the largest medtech expo for suppliers and buyers.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A polymer fiber mat is activated by heat to release drugs.
Features: Medical
Plasma nitriding has a broad appeal to surface treat many metallic materials used in medical applications, including titanium alloys
Features: Medical
A robust, optimized mechanical testing program is essential to successful quality control testing.
Briefs: Materials
The ink could be used to make parts for tissue engineering, toxicity testing, and drug delivery.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn about a polymer material being explored for complex joint prosthesis systems.
Features: AR/AI
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
Features: Materials
See how medical disposables are leading to a growth in the use of bioplastics.
Briefs: Materials
The materials are suitable for use in soft tissue repair or flexible bioelectronics.
R&D: Materials
A new biomaterial significantly reduces scar formation after wounding, leading to more effective skin healing.
Global Innovations: Medical
New biodegradable stents treat radiation esophagitis.
R&D: Materials
Engineers have developed a new framework that makes elastomer design a modular process, allowing for the mixing and matching of different metals with a single polymer.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A “bio-ink” for 3D printed materials could serve as scaffolds for growing human tissues.
Global Innovations: Medical

Scientists have developed a special protective membrane made of cellulose that significantly reduces the buildup of fibrotic tissue around cardiac pacemaker implants, as reported in a...

Features: Medical

When a patient experiences 70 percent or greater stenosis in the carotid artery — a condition that can cause lack of cerebral blood flow, stroke, and in some cases, death —...

R&D: Materials

A new technique could be used to print soft biomaterials that could be used to repair defects in the body. The method offers an alternative to existing techniques that use gels that have been...

Briefs: Medical

Biomedical engineers from Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis have demonstrated that, by injecting an artificial protein made from a solution of ordered and...

Briefs: Medical

Bacterial cellulose (BC) nanofibers are promising building blocks for the development of sustainable materials with the potential to outperform conventional...

Global Innovations: Medical
National University of Science and Technology MISIS
Moscow, Russia
http://en.misis.ru/

Together with colleagues from the Ecole de Technologie Superiore (Montreal,...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have built and tested a new biomaterial-based delivery system — known as a hydrogel — that will encase a desired cargo and dissolve to release its freight...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have evaluated a new dental material tethered with an antimicrobial compound that not only kills bacteria but also resists biofilm growth. In addition, unlike some drug-infused...

R&D: Medical

Engineers have found they can make a material that is more than twice as stiff as its natural counterpart and can be shaped into complex structures such as meshes and lattices.

Briefs: Nanotechnology

Cellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3D printing pastes. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a 3D wound care...

Briefs: Materials

Flexible electronic parts could significantly improve medical implants. However, electroconductive gold atoms usually hardly bind to silicones. Researchers from the University of Basel have...

Briefs: Medical

In regenerative medicine, the ideal repair material would offer properties that seem impossibly contradictory. It must be rigid and robust enough to be manipulated...

Features: Medical

Today’s medical device designers and OEMs are challenged to meet a wide, and sometimes conflicting, range of requirements. These targets stem not only from regulatory restrictions,...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers from Wyss Institute have revealed a scalable method for building biomaterials from protein structures known as "amyloids." Ongoing work in the lab will focus on...

R&D: Medical

Biomaterials scientists from Penn State, University Park, PA, have developed a new, inexpensive method for detecting salt in sweat or other bodily fluids. The fluorescent sensor,...

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.