Article - 27 Jul 2004
Chemomechanical polymers are a new type of smart polymer. They are able to operate automatically without the need for any sensors, switches, pumps or power supplies. They have potential applications...
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 - 27 May 2004
Guidant Corp reports on the 12 month follow up clinical results for its everolimus eluting for treating coronary artery disease. The results for the stents made of a bioabsorbable polymer are reported...
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
Article - 16 Sep 2003
Reva Medical have reached an agreement with Integra Lifesciences in which they will evaluate their tyrosine-derived polycarbonate material for use in bioresorbable/temporary stents. Posted August 2003
Article - 3 Sep 2003
Guidant have received the first approval from the FDA for the use of cobalt chrome stents for the treatment of coronary problems. Posted July 16 2003
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 - 7 Jun 2010
DSM have recently introduced a new grade of Dyneema Purity ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) film for cardiovascular applications. AZoM conducted this interview with DSM to find out...
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)...
Article - 26 Feb 2001
The different types of biomaterials and their classifications (inert, active and resorbable) are defined and key properties given. Orthopaedic, dental, cardiovascular and cosmetic applications are...