Article - 16 Aug 2012
Using the latest manufacturing techniques and often exotic materials, biomedical devices particularly those used in humans, present some of the biggest engineering challenges for the material science...
Article - 3 Jul 2007
The use of bioceramics in medical applications is on the increase.
News - 15 Jun 2004
Professor William Bonfield CBE, FREng, FRS, Professor of Medical materials at the University of Cambridge, has won this year’s prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering’s Prince Philip...
Article - 25 Sep 2001
Silicones are polymers with a Si-O-Si backbone. There are different types depending on functional groups in the structure and curing mechanisms. Key properties include thermal stability, chemical...
Article - 11 May 2001
Good low temperature impact resistance. Excellent chemical resistance. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties for this...
Article - 26 Feb 2001
The different types of biomaterials and their classifications (inert, active and resorbable) are defined and key properties are given.
News - 3 May 2019
It is said that the future of medicine will be biological, and researchers are hoping that 3D-printed biologically functional tissue would soon be used to substitute the body’s permanently...
News - 15 Mar 2017
Oxygen atoms are extremely reactive, yet the world is surrounded by this aggressive element and it does not spontaneously burn. How come? The reason is that normal O2 molecules, are not...
News - 7 Mar 2017
In a time span of just two years, scientists from Caltech and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, or Berkeley Lab, have almost doubled the number of materials that can be potentially used in...
News - 10 Nov 2016
Scientists have found a way to engineer the atomic-scale chemical properties of a water-splitting catalyst for integration with a solar cell, and the result is a big boost to the stability and...