A specialist in implantable structures offers ideas on how to drive new materials development.
The definition of a biomaterial has evolved over time, but given today's efforts to better characterize medical device biocompatibility, is a catch-all term for some materials misleading?
What can manufacturers do so their plastic medical devices don't crack or degrade under more-stringent cleaning?
A team of researchers at the Imperial College London have developed a process known as known as traction force-activated payloads (TrAPs), that could have a significant impact on the body’s natural ability to heal.
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 Boston Scientific says the claims are "completely false" and based on outdated and previously disproven allegations.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.