News - 27 Aug 2010
Oyster reefs are on the decline, with over-harvesting and pollution reducing some stocks as much as 98 percent over the last two centuries.
With a growing awareness of oysters' critical roles...
News - 24 Dec 2007
A thin polymer film that seals surgical wounds could make sutures a relic of medical history.
Measuring just 50 microns, the film is placed on a surgical wound and exposed to an infrared laser,...
News - 11 Oct 2004
People who need cataract surgery, but don't like the prospect of having their eyes sutured, may be in for some good news: A team of researchers has developed a novel, adhesive hydrogel that can be...
News - 31 May 2004
It is more convenient to glue parts together than to suture them. Even surgeons agree to that. They only need a good adhesive. Siberian researchers have created the third generation bio-adhesive and...
This video by ADMET demonstrates how to set up a simple Surgical Suture Tensile Strength Test and show Energy at Break, Extension at Max Load and Max load.
News - 26 Oct 2012
A new video-article in JoVE, Journal of Visualized Experiments, details the use of a new laser-activated bio-adhesive polymer. The chitosan-based polymer, SurgiLux, was developed by scientists at the...
News - 8 Mar 2017
New research from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University in Canada demonstrates how interlocking jigsaw shapes can strengthen 3D printable materials. The material focus is on...
News - 31 Jul 2015
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego have closely studied the armor of the boxfish, so its unique structure can be applied to creating robots, body armor and flexible electronics....
News - 24 May 2010
DSM, which created and manufactures Dyneema Purity®, the world’s strongest Medical grade fiber, today announced the availability of Dyneema Purity® BLUE, the first 100% colored implantable grade...
News - 18 Jun 2008
Scientists from the University of Alcalá (UAH) have designed a prosthesis made of silicon and polypropylene shaped like an “upside down T” that substantially reduces cases of...