News - 27 Apr 2021
Mathematicians and mechanical engineers from EPFL have collaborated to gain better insights into the mechanics and geometry of two filaments in contact—as is the case of woven fabrics and...
News - 23 Mar 2021
A Korean research team has recently developed an innovative vesico-vaginal fistula treatment method using the mussel adhesive protein (MAP) that can effectively seal fistulas in organs even when...
News - 19 Nov 2020
Full-size, realistic models of human organs could help surgeons train and practice before they cut into a patient. However, it's been challenging to make inexpensive models of a size, complexity...
News - 18 Aug 2020
Silk is spun by silkworms and spiders, but human engineers are still clueless about how to reproduce this strong yet fine fiber artificially.
Combining silk fabric with epoxy creates laminates that...
News - 2 Jul 2020
A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
A type of nylon, the material's...
News - 24 Jan 2020
In the current medical field, polymer materials have a crucial role to play. Although several applications necessitate highly durable devices, others benefit from materials that degrade as soon as...
News - 18 Dec 2019
As medical technology increases, so too does the availability of options for different biomedical applications. With so many different characteristics available in woven biomedical textiles, choosing...
News - 5 Dec 2019
Evonik has announced the signing of an exclusive global agreement with ITV Denkendorf Produktservice (ITVP), a German-based R&D and manufacturing leader for medical-textile materials.
News - 8 Apr 2019
From a technical standpoint, underwater adhesion is very difficult owing to the presence of water, which is believed to be the worst enemy for any kind of glue.
Now, a research team from...
News - 27 Mar 2019
Joint replacements are one of the most standard optional surgeries—however, nearly 1 in 100 patients is badly affected by postsurgical infections, converting a normal procedure into a costly and...