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A deeper look at UHMW-PE in orthopedic applications at PLASTEC West

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 | Permalink

Although the Great Recession reduced demand for hip and knee replacement surgery, the orthopedic sector seems to be rebounding as the global economy improves. Age-related conditions like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis have been the primary drivers for hip and knee replacement surgery. However, an influx of a younger patient population wanting to maintain its active lifestyles in conjunction with an older population living considerably longer continues to help the large joint replacement market grow. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Materials read more

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Bioresorbable plastics star in new tissue engineering technology

Monday, September 16th, 2013 | Permalink

The combination of bioresorbable plastics and 3D printing are becoming critical players in the fast-emerging field of tissue engineering. In a recent development, Tissue Regeneration Systems (Kirkland, WA) received 510K approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to use its Cranial Bone Void Filler product in the repair of neurosurgical burr holes.  It wll be the first use of the technology licensed from the Universities of Michigan and Wisconsin. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  tissue engineering bioplastics read more

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Composites, metals see lighter future together

Friday, September 6th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites “The Farmer and the Cowman Shall Be Friends” is one of the memorable songs from the Rogers and Hammerstein classic musical “Oklahoma.” It seems like a plastics-industry version may be playing out next week at the 13th annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE), organized by the Automotive and Composites Divisions of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). It will be held Sept. 11-13 at The Diamond Banquet & Conference Center at the Suburban Collection Showplace, in Novi, MI. read more

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New laboratory informatics system aims to improve R&D efforts

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 | Permalink

DuPont invests more than $2 billion into research and development (R&D). Dow Chemical invests about $1.7 billion a year in research across all its industry segments. Last year, BASF increased its R&D budget to $2.3 billion. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  R&D software packaging dupont basf dow read more

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Ethicon study indicates safety of polycarbonate medical devices

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 | Permalink

Levels of residual bisphenol A (BPA) in devices molded from medical-grade polycarbonate are significantly below levels that represent a human health threat, according to independent research sponsored by Ethicon, a unit of Johnson and Johnson that uses polycarbonate. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  BPA polycarbonate read more

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