Materials & Manufacturing

Materials, Adhesives & Coatings

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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.

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: Medical

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: Nanotechnology

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

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...

Technology Leaders: Materials
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.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
High consistency rubbers (HCRs) give medical device manufacturers the versatility they need for demanding therapeutic applications.
Briefs: Materials
The thermoelectric textile produces a small amount of electricity when heated on one side.
Technology Leaders: Materials
An objective screening matrix to enable medical device manufacturers in identifying the appropriate material for device assemblies.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn how sealing materials have been developed to meet the most stringent needs in life sciences applications.
Features: Materials
See how medical disposables are leading to a growth in the use of bioplastics.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have developed a soft and nonirritating microfluidic sensor for the real-time measurement of lactate concentration in sweat.
Briefs: Materials
Medical device OEMs often face a tough decision: Use HCR or LSR for medical device component manufacturing?
Products: Medical
A new system ensures optimal synchronization between the adhesive, the dispensing system, and the UV LED curing equipment.
INSIDER: Design

Researchers have developed a novel nanofiber production technique called centrifugal multispinning that will open the door for the safe and cost-effective mass production...

News: Medical

Mactac®, a LINTEC Company, has acquired Duramark Products Inc., previously known as Ritrama USA. The acquisition consists of the company’s Minneapolis, MN, and Moore,...

Briefs: Materials
The patch can be folded around surgical tools.
Products: Connectivity
Embedded antennas, fume hoods, computing nodes, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The membrane wicks water away from the skin.

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