Posts Tagged elasticity

PEEK helps spinal implant better mimic bone

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 | Permalink

A modulus of elasticity that is very close to that of bone and allows better load transer was a deciding factor in choosing polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin for a newly approved transfer cervical fusion cage implant. Sintea Plustek S.r.l. ‘s (Milan) new DOMINO cervical fusion cage implant is made from Solvay Specialty Polymers Zeniva PEEK resin and has earned the CE mark, which enables it to be sold throughout the European market. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – August 2013 Keywords:  Solvay Advanced Polymers Zeniva PEEK polyetheretherketone spinal fusion implant read more

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PEEK helps spinal implant better mimic bone

Genetically engineered silk eyed as coating for implants

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 | Permalink

A German company is raising the ante on potential medical and industrial uses of silk polymers through development of a genetically engineered spider silk fiber it is commercializing under the name “Biosteel”. According to AMSilk of  Martinsreid, Germany, Biosteel has six times more toughness than carbon fiber while having elasticity comparable to rubber. The material is said to be scalable in industrial processes. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics silk AMSilk breast implants read more

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