The thermomechanical behavior and processing sensitivity of nitinol raise special considerations compared to conventional metals, FDA says in new draft guidance for medical devices containing the nickel-titanium alloy.
FDA is calling on the public, scientists, and industry to help enhance the agency's understanding of materials science and to advance the development of safer medical device materials.
Different materials, different finishes, and even different economics should be considered for home-use medical devices, say experts from a polymer manufacturer.
Materials play a big role in the medical device world. Here's how one supplier is helping to drive trends in drug-delivery devices and more.
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.