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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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Briefs: Medical
The biomedical structures advance the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have engineered new antimicrobial surfaces that can significantly reduce the formation of bacteria on medical instruments, such as urinary catheters, and reduce the risk of patient infection while in hospital.
R&D: Energy
Researchers report the design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates as a basis for wearable energy converters.
R&D: Materials
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
R&D: Green Design & Manufacturing
Chemists are studying shellfish to develop new, safer, and more sustainable adhesives for a variety of uses, including bandages and other medical applications.
Global Innovations: Electronics & Computers
INSIDER: Medical

Los Alamos National Laboratory and Purdue University developed bio-inks for biosensors that could help localize critical regions in tissues and organs during surgical operations. The...

News: Materials

Vigorous growth has enabled Panacol-Elosol GmbH, manufacturer of industrial and specialty adhesives, to build a larger facility for its corporate headquarters. With double the space for...

INSIDER: Medical

A membrane made from threads of a polymer commonly used in vascular sutures can be loaded with therapeutic drugs and implanted in the body, where mechanical forces...

Supplements: Connectivity
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Features: Test & Measurement
Learn the key parameters for evaluating the chemical resistance of your materials.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical connectors, servo positioners, SMT jumpers, and more.
Products: Materials
Silicone elastomers, polyimide tubing, heat-shrink materials, and more.
Applications: Materials
While AM brings speed, efficiency, and an alternative supply chain, the manufacturing method can also lead to better patient care.
Briefs: Medical
Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The cellulose nanofiber coating counters bending damage and retains electrode function under water.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have fabricated antibiotic-containing 3D scaffold implants at high temperatures.
R&D: Materials
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
INSIDER: Materials

Seeking answers on how to fabricate functionally useful patterns in ways inspired by developmental biology, a team of scientists has used frontal polymerization to mimic...

INSIDER: Materials

A new method allows for a laser-driven integration of metals into polymers to form electrically conductive composites. The development of flexible electronics, IoT...

INSIDER: Medical

A team of researchers has developed a device that offers a quicker and less-invasive way to seal tears and holes in blood vessels, using an electrically activated glue patch applied...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High consistency rubbers (HCRs) give medical device manufacturers the versatility they need for demanding therapeutic applications.
Features: Materials
See how medical disposables are leading to a growth in the use of bioplastics.
Products: Materials
A new system ensures optimal synchronization between the adhesive, the dispensing system, and the UV LED curing equipment.
Briefs: Materials
The thermoelectric textile produces a small amount of electricity when heated on one side.
Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion
Medical device OEMs often face a tough decision: Use HCR or LSR for medical device component manufacturing?
R&D: Wearables
Researchers have developed a soft and nonirritating microfluidic sensor for the real-time measurement of lactate concentration in sweat.
Technology Leaders: Medical
For all of the advancements available in ultrasonic technology, there are certain component, material, or application characteristics that can make assembly quality very difficult to control.
Technology Leaders: Medical
An objective screening matrix to enable medical device manufacturers in identifying the appropriate material for device assemblies.

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