Article - 22 May 2003
Concerns have been raised regarding the possible radioactivity of zirconia biomaterials. The source of these concerns is described and evidence to show that it is not an issue is provided.
Article - 16 Sep 2003
The use of alumina and zirconia in orthopaedic implants is outlined, in particular in total hip replacements. Advantages of using ceramics are also listed. The hip replacement procedure is described...
News - 18 Jul 2016
A new variety of hydrogel has been developed by Hokkaido University researchers. This new hydrogel can be used to treat joint injuries as it is capable of bonding firmly and spontaneously to defected...
News - 16 Jul 2013
Medical tribology can be defined as the science of tribological phenomena in the human body, both those that naturally occur in the tissues or organs and those that arise after implantation of an...
News - 6 Feb 2012
A study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham has discovered that nanodiamonds used for reinforcing synthetic joints are also capable of preventing the inflammation due to the release of metal...
News - 28 Nov 2006
Solvay announces today that its vinyls joint venture in Europe, SolVin, is launching NanoVin®, an innovative nanocomposite combining polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and nanoparticles of clay. This...
News - 23 Nov 2004
Eastman Chemical Company announced today that Qilu Eastman Specialty Chemical Ltd. has begun operations in Zibo, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China. QESCL is a joint venture between...
News - 16 Feb 2011
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp., Orthopedic Division, today unveiled its new Orthopedic Design Center in Somerset, N.J., formed in collaboration with Japan Medical Materials Corporation (JMM)...
News - 26 Aug 2010
If a drug can be guided to the right place in the body, the treatment is more effective and there are fewer side-effects.
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now developed magnetic...
Article - 13 Aug 2018
Online viscometers measure the internal viscosity of polymers, proteins, and peptides that are coupled with GPC to characterize essential physico-chemical properties, such as the distribution of molar...