Article - 19 Apr 2004
Research has shown that using stainless steel fibres in implants after being exposed to a magnetic field can potentially help to stimulate bone ingrowth and promote the formation of healthy bone...
Article - 11 Nov 2003
Biomedical engineers have found that nanometer-scale surface features improve the acceptance of implants by the human body. Posted October 28 2003
Article - 23 Oct 2002
The development of a hydroxyapatite-polyethylene composite has heralded a new generation of biomaterials. Tailoring the composition has given the composite mechanical properties similar to human bone...
Article - 13 Sep 2004
The different types of biomaterials are classified according to the way in which they behave when implanted. The evolution of biomaterials and the market are also briefly described.
Article - 8 Jan 2007
Wear resistance makes ceramics suited to artificial joints and electrical properties make them suitable for implantable electronics.
Article - 26 Jun 2008
Ceramic material, with its biocompatibility and resistance to wear, is ideally suited for a wide variety of medical implant applications.
Article - 28 Nov 2002
An overview of bioceramics, their behaviour in the human body, the forms they can take and their functions is provided. In addition materials such as calcium phosphate materials, alumina, zirconia and...
Article - 15 Jul 2002
Titanium and certain titanium alloys are useful biomaterials dues to their physical, mechanical and chemical properties. Their behaviour in the human body and applications in orthopaedics and...
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...
Article - 30 Jul 2002
Butyl rubber consists almost exclusively of poly isobutylene. Composition, structure, polymerisation and vulcanisation, key properties and applications are covered. A comprehensive data sheet is also...