Wired for Success: Advanced Materials for Next-Gen Medical Devices

Advances in material science enable engineers to develop better solutions to design challenges, and Fort Wayne Metals has long been on the forefront on developing improved materials.

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Lipid-Resistant Component Options for IV Applications

Treatment in the ICU and OR frequently involves the use of lipids and other aggressive substances that can cause cracks Environmental stress cracking is a leading cause of plastic part failure which may lead to serious patient injury and jeopardize medical professionals. Therefore, having lipid-resistant components is essential to optimal patient care.

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National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) traces its roots to 1887, when a one-room laboratory was created within the Marine Hospital Service (MHS), the predecessor agency to the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, today NIH is the nation’s focal point for health research. Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., officially became director of NIH in 2009.

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Surface Texturing for Improved Medical Device Strength

Today’s implantables are highly engineered assemblies with multiple complex elements that require innovative materials and sophisticated manufacturing. The development and use of new and novel materials and processes have enabled advances in both medical device performance and patient safety. Whether it’s a lighter material, a smoother surface, or a process that can be made automated and repeatable, advanced technologies such as scratch-free surfaces or specialized coatings for stimulation can help you extend or improve the life of your implantable device.

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Testing the Requirements

You can’t always visualize how a system will run just by reading requirements. That’s why early testing of requirements is such a powerful technique for catching ambiguities and errors.

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Tissue Repair, With a Single Touch

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State’s College of Engineering have developed a new kind of TNT — a "Tissue Nanotransfection" device that generates specific cell types for treatment within a patient’s own body. The “cuff-link”-sized technology supports the repair or restoration of aging tissue, including organs, blood vessels, and nerve cells. Tech Briefs spoke with one of the TNT’s lead researchers.

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New 3D printing method promises superior medical implants for millions

For the millions of people every year who have or need medical devices implanted, a new advancement in 3D printing technology developed at the University of Florida promises significantly quicker implantation of devices that are stronger, less expensive, more flexible, and more comfortable than anything currently available.

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Study points way to better implantable medical devices

Medical devices implanted in the body for drug delivery, sensing, or tissue regeneration usually come under fire from the host's immune system. Defense cells work to isolate material they consider foreign to the body, building up a wall of dense scar tissue around the devices, which eventually become unable to perform their functions.

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Flexible glass made for tiny medical devices

Brigham Young University researchers have developed new glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices.

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Using Spider Silk, Surgeon Hits a Nerve

Christine Radtke, a Professor for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Austria’s MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital, has 21 spiders. The silk obtained from the Tanzanian golden orb-weavers offers Radtke and her team a valuable material to repair nerve and tissue.

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