Article - 11 Jan 2003
Titanium alloys are suited to use in both surgical tools and implants. Material properties that contribute to the suitability, alloys that are used and appplications such as bone and joint...
Article - 23 Nov 2001
Many components across a variety of industries could potentially be improved if manufacturers could source raw materials with improved chemical, physical and/or mechanical properties. Use of sol-gel...
Article - 3 Mar 2017
The heart, responsible for performing vital life activity in humans, is regarded as one of the most complex and important organs in the body. Unfortunately, the number of hearts available for...
News - 3 Aug 2011
Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen and Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have developed a heart model called Langendorff heart to demonstrate the impact of artificial nanoparticles on...
News - 1 Dec 2011
Morgan Advanced Materials announced that it produces a range of superior Diamonex diamond-like carbon (DLC) biocompatible coatings that are ideal for medical implants, including left ventricular...
News - 19 Feb 2014
To develop correctly, baby hearts need rhythm...even before they have blood to pump.
"We have discovered that mechanical forces are important when making baby hearts," said Mary...
Article - 8 Jan 2007
Biocompatible ceramics are suited to many biomedical applications. Wear resistance makes them suited to artificial joints and electrical properties make them suitable for implantable electronics....
Article - 13 Jun 2002
Pyrolytic carbon is biocompatible and thromboresistant. This combined with wear resistance, durability and strength make it an ideal material for artificial heart valves. The development of the...
Article - 5 Sep 2012
Ferrofluid sounds like a concept straight from a bad science-fiction film – a black, shape-shifting metallic liquid, that moves and forms spikes using magnetic fields. But ferrofluid is not the...
Article - 25 Mar 2004
Closure Medical have received US FDA approval to start clinical trials of their biodegradable vascular sealant material. Posted March 18 2004