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Shape memory polymers boost implant performance

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 | Permalink

Medshape (Atlanta, GA) reports commercialization of the first FDA-cleared medical device made with shape memory polymers. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  shape memory polymers Medshape Solvay 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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Polymer Use in Medical Devices to Grow | Polymer Solutions …

Friday, August 10th, 2012 | Permalink

Use of glass and metals in medical devices will decline over the next few years while the use of polymers will increase, according to a Frost & Sullivan report.

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Searching the Small Screen – Technology Review

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 | Permalink

Tailoring polymers for biodegradable implants. Miriah Meyer Extending data visualization to biology. Fengnian Xia Replacing silicon with graphene. Dae-Hyeong Kim Stretchable electronics for medical devices . More …

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