Article - 31 May 2004
Researchers have developed and successfully tested a biological adhesive that is designed for use on damaged tissues and organs. The adhesive is based on sulfacrylate. Posted May 28 2004
Article - 26 Jul 2002
A new shape memory biodegradable polymer has been developed that is suitable for biomedical applications such as sutures and stents. The material, how it works and other uses are all outlined.
Article - 24 May 2012
After being severely and quasi-plastically distorted, shape memory materials (SMMs) are able to recover their original shape when a right stimulus is applied. This phenomenon is known as the shape...
Article - 29 Jul 2002
Synthetic spiders silk has finally been produced after many attempts. The properties of this material are extremely desirable. The production method involving transgenic animal technology is outined,...
Article - 9 Mar 2001
This novel family of materials is quite new and hence applications are relatively limited. This article describes a number of potential applications for auxetic materials including biomedical,...
Article - 14 Sep 2017
Sutures are filaments, fibers or thread-like materials used to hold a wound or tissue together. In surgical language, sutures are used for apposition – that is, the positioning (of tissue) side by...
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 - 20 Feb 2019
This article explains the BioCompatibility of Plastics.
Article - 22 Nov 2010
What is tensile testing? Find out how tensile testing can determine how something will react when it is pulled apart and the key applications.
Article - 4 May 2018
Biodegradable thin films have been successfully applied in a wide range of applications within the medical field including tissue engineering, surgical sutures, gene therapies and controlled drug...