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Surgical instruments, implants, catheters, endoscopes, and ultrasound probes all require a variety of materials, adhesives, and coatings. Access the technical resources for a range of medical materials and coatings. Design engineers can browse news, technical briefs, and applications for plastics, composites, rubbers, elastomers, and metals.

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On-Demand Webinars: Materials
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There are many factors to consider when selecting the right material for critical medical devices. This Webinar will examine data variations for three of the top factors –...

Briefs: Materials
The work could lead to better infection control in many common surgeries, such as hip and knee replacements, that are performed daily around the world. Bacterial colonization of the implants is one of the leading causes of their failure and bad outcomes after surgery.
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Briefs: Materials
Some people do not go the dentist out of fear, thereby risking a worsening of untreated tooth damage. However, some dental practices offer patients a gentle alternative: The Wand – STA System from Milestone Scientific.
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From the Editor: Medical
This year, our two winners both focus on materials designed to address the special needs of the healthcare industry. Read on to learn the winners of the 2023 Medical Design Briefs’ Readers’ Choice Products of the Year.
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INSIDER: Materials

Confluent Medical Technologies announced at MD&M West that it has partnered with ATI to invest more than $50 million over the next several...

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INSIDER: Materials

Trelleborg Group is strengthening its position in healthcare & medical by taking yet another major step forward. Trelleborg has, through its business area...

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INSIDER: Design

Chronic wounds afflict millions of people. If not treated adequately, they can lead to severe complications, including amputation of limbs. Denver-based has Vaporox developed a medical...

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INSIDER: Medical

SABIC will feature new and existing material solutions for potential use in critical medical devices through the company’s exhibition (booth #3287) and in two presentations at MD&M West. On...

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R&D: Materials
A single strand of fiber has the flexibility of cotton and the electric conductivity of a polymer, called polyaniline. The newly developed material showed good potential for wearable e-textiles. Researchers tested the fibers with a system that powered an LED light and another that sensed ammonia gas.
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Briefs: Materials
The process of manufacturing high-quality and reliable balloon catheters is critical to a number of advanced medical treatments for patients including balloon angioplasty, stent and drug delivery, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, atherectomy, renal denervation, and laser balloon angioplasty.
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Briefs: Medical
A beating heart makes for a formidable surgical arena, but a new robotic catheter could someday equip surgeons to operate in the cardiac environment with greater ease.
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Applications: Materials
Medical devices are becoming smaller and smaller, and the need for advanced material solutions keeps growing. Through our deep understanding and application of fundamental chemistry, Chemours materials have emerged as effective alternatives — helping innovators in the medical industry achieve continued success across medical device design.
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Products: Photonics/Optics
See the new products and services, including precision injection molding from Medbio; Covestro's Makrolon 3638 polycarbonate; laser processing systems from Amada Weld Tech; biocompatible adhesives, sealants, and potting materials from EpoxySet; brushless ECX speed motors from maxon; and more.
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Products: Medical
See the product of the month: Advanced silicone molding services offered by AMETEK EMC.
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Products: Materials
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Briefs: Materials
By choosing specialty thermoplastics, device manufacturers can help reduce the environmental impact of their products while gaining plastic's well-known benefits of expanded design freedom and streamlined, high-volume production of parts compared to metal alternatives.
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Products: Materials
See the new products and services, including an ultrathin cable module for single-use endoscopes from Omnivision, CUI Inc's dc-dc converter, Vision Engineering's stereo microscopes, Henkel's expanded portfolio for wearables, SupplyOne's packaging solutions, and more.
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R&D: Materials
Scaffold insertion also appeared to be as safe as angioplasty, in terms of procedure-related complications.
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R&D: Materials
Instead of using toxic chemicals or optical masks for patterning, a research team used laser direct patterning technology to form laser-induced graphene (LIG) on e-textiles and successfully manufactured graphene-based e-textiles.
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Briefs: Materials
An advancement in 3D bioprinting of native-like skeletal muscle tissues has been made by scientists at the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI).
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Briefs: Materials
Researchers at the EPFL have achieved a breakthrough in the treatment of tracheomalacia, a condition characterized by weak tracheal cartilage and muscles that normally keep the airway open for proper breathing.
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White Papers: Materials
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Polymer Seals Optimize the Performance of Robot Joints
A Robotics Case Study by Omniseal Solutions™

Learn how our polymer seals optimize the performance of robot arm joints through precision and reduced wear and tear. Discover statistics...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Siemens is expanding its focus on additive manufacturing (AM) initiatives in the United States to help accelerate the transformation of the U.S. AM industry through serial...

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R&D: Materials
A hydrogel-based delivery system balances the acidic environment in a tumor and greatly enhances the cancer-fighting activity of the chemotherapeutic drug it encapsulates in lab experiments.
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Products: Materials
See the product of the month: Formlabs' three healthcare-focused materials -- BioMed Elastic 50A Resin, BioMed Flex 80A Resin, and IBT Flex Resin.
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Features: Medical
This article provides an overview of USP Class VI silicones and explains what medical device manufacturers need to consider when selecting these materials.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In the medical device industry, the success of a lifesaving operation may depend on the integrity of a bond between components of varying materials.
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Products: Medical
See the new products and services, including Dillon Manufacturing's claw jaws, mesh-morphing technology from RBF Morph, an eQMS from Sierra Labs, Qosina's stopcock manifold, Surface Solutions Group's sustainable coating, Zuken's design platform, and more.
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Products: Materials
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Ask the Expert

Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Ensuring Reusable Devices Are Safe for the Next Patient
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish safe processes for cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical devices, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology Medical Device Testing, Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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