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Proprietary TPE could allow drug-eluting breast implants for cancer patients

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 | Permalink

A proprietary polyisobutylene rubber, which has been used in drug-eluting stents, is seeking to replace silicone in breast implants, enabling reconstructive prostheses that fight and treat cancer, reduce the risk of inflammation, and transmit painkillers. Judit Puskas, a chemical and biomolecular engineering professor of polymer science at the University of Akron’s Pepartment of Polymer Science, and her team have developed a proprietary polyisobutylene rubber that is said to superior barrier and mechanical properties compared to silicone rubber. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – August 2013 Keywords:  breast implant drug eluting Judit Puskas polyisobutylene read more

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Competition heats up in PEEK implants

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 | Permalink

First half revenues and operating profits dropped 5% and 7% respectively at Invibio Biomaterials Solutions, indicating toughening business and pricing conditions for PEEK medical plastics used in implants. “We have seen revenue growth in Asia of 6% and in our developing markets of 5%. However, this was more than offset by the impact of continued de-stocking at selected spine customers,” Victrex Chairman Anita Frew said. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  PEEK Invibio implants Solvay read more

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Maxim Surgical picks PEEK rods for spinal implant

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 | Permalink

Maxim Surgical (Richardson, TX), a recently established and privately owned designer and manufacturer of spinal implants, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for a cervical interbody fusion system made of machined polyetheretherketone (PEEK) rods. The fusion system is hollow so that bone can grow through the device, fusing the adjacent bony surfaces of the vertebrae. The cervical spacer for the spinal fusion market is Maxim’s first orthopedic implant. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  PEEK Solvay implants read more

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Work advances on bioglass replacements for metal implants

Monday, April 8th, 2013 | Permalink

Several researchers are exploring the potential use of composites made of degradable bioplastic and ceramics to replace metals as fastener implants that attach tissue to bones. One of the more advanced projects in the new medical technology is at Purac , which last year acquired the FiberLive technology from Vivoxid Ltd., Finland. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics Purac implants read more

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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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