A startup medical device company has developed a new bioabsorbable mesh for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery that could provide an ideal "Goldilocks" solution that has been missing from the market.
Even though plastic is easy to use, cost effective, and well established, medtech engineers can run into challenges.
Two recent studies have found a significant decrease in the occurrence of infections when Silverlon antimicrobial wound dressings are used.
Vaginal mesh problems are back in the spotlight this week after a scathing 60 Minutes report claimed the company knowingly bought counterfeit plastic materials from a Chinese supplier to produce the devices. Boston Scientific says the claims are "completely false" and based on outdated and previously disproven allegations.
Ethicon’s principal materials engineer discusses the latest in exciting new medical materials and considers where the trends will take device makers and designers in the years ahead.
Sofregen wants to use a reverse-engineered form of silk for implantable and injectable aesthetics and medical products.
Growth in biomaterials, drug and biologic combination devices, flexible sensors, electronics, and artificial intelligence, along with the manufacturing evolution of fast prototyping, 3D printing, and multiple additive and subtractive manufacturing, are driving interest in new materials.
Biocompatibility of medical devices is a complex and evolving subject. Here's what you need to know.