For 75 years, General Plastics has been a recognized pioneer in the plastics industry. It develops and manufactures high-density polyurethane foam products, including its signature rigid and flexible...
Article - 27 Oct 2009
Gold is a biomedically inert material, making it suitable for implants. This includes gold-plated stents, medical diagnostics and implants, such as middle ear implants.
Article - 10 Jul 2008
A study was carried out on the hydroxyapatite/zirconia-base bi-layer to encapsulate substrates of 316L stainless steel for covering orthopedic prostheses. The coatings were produced by screen printer...
Article - 13 Apr 2006
Element Materials Technology’s polymeric analysis team offers a full range of testing and engineering services for polymeric materials.
Article - 27 Jul 2004
Coatings such as titanium nitride on biomedical implants can improve their performance. Whilst the substrate my be biocompatible, the coating may help to improve wear resistance and lubricity. This...
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 - 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...
Article - 1 Aug 2003
The human body is a complex system. Biomaterials are materials used to replace parts of the body for various reasons. The development of current and future biomaterials is looked at in terms of an...
Article - 10 Oct 2002
Electronic tagging is a relatively new technology which could result in significant cost savings through improved traceability, processing and crime/theft prevention. The technology, materials,...