Aquifi is located in Palo Alto, California – the heart of Silicon Valley and home to Stanford University and numerous tech startups. We’re a company of inventors, fresh grads to industry...
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
Materials with grain sizes in the order of a billionth of a meter are called nanomaterials, or nanocrystalline materials, which can be used for a range of structural and non-structural applications.
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...
Article - 8 Jan 2007
Wear resistance makes ceramics suited to artificial joints and electrical properties make them suitable for implantable electronics.
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...
News - 11 Dec 2018
Over one in eight people aged 75 and older in the US develop moderate-to-severe blockage of the aortic valve in their hearts, commonly caused by calcified deposits that accumulate on the valve’s...
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...
News - 18 Aug 2021
A biodegradable and customizable 3D printed vascular graft could help prevent heart failure in cardiovascular patients.
Image Credit: Juan Domínguez-Robles, Tingjun Shen, Victoria A. Cornelius,...
News - 12 Aug 2020
All humans start out from a single cell which then divides to eventually form the embryo. Depending on the signals sent by their adjacent cells, these divided cells are then developed or...