View videos about the latest medical advancement focuses of Secant Group
Development of Long-acting Implantable Drug Delivery Systems Using Hydralese™
Stephanie Reed, PhD, Director of Advanced Biomaterials Development, discusses Secant Group's Hydralese™ technology platform as a new alternative for controlled active delivery at BIOMEDevice Digital Express 2020. Dr. Reed discusses the benefits of Hydralese™, a highly flexible, water impermeable, shelf-life stable, and biocompatible elastomer that biodegrades via surface erosion and maintains a near-constant release rate across drug loadings.
Amplifying Satellite Communications: Next-generation Deployable Antenna Mesh
Deployable antenna mesh is frequently used in communication satellites for transmitting and reflecting radio frequency signals. How does this highly sought-after material remain so resilient in the extreme conditions of space? Explore the unique properties and customizable parameters of gold-plated deployable antenna mesh that make it ideal for satellite communication and get a behind-the-scenes look at how experts design and manufacture this unique material. (Registration required)
Fiber Extrusion for Medical Devices 201: How Melt Spinning Works
As implantable medical devices become more advanced, fiber extrusion experts must continue to innovate to meet the increasingly critical requirements for polymer-derived fibers and yarns used for textile components. Viewers will learn about the advanced processes and equipment used in melt spinning, a common method of fiber extrusion used to produce sophisticated medical fibers and yarns. (Registration required)
The Finishing Process: Preparing Advanced Medical Textiles for Implantation
Implantable medical textiles undergo a rigorous finishing process before becoming viable medical device components used in stents, hernia mesh, or synthetic ligaments. Viewers will learn how finishing techniques such as scouring, heat treatment, coating, and welding clean, shape, stabilize, and tune specific properties of a fabric to ensure that it maintains functional integrity in the human body. (Registration required)
Overcoming Design Challenges with Novel Resorbable Biomaterials
Director of Research Jeremy Harris, PhD, offers guidance for overcoming key design challenges with resorbable biomaterials on the journey to commercialization. Challenges include navigating the biomaterials market, identifying the ideal properties of a biomaterial, addressing compliance mismatch, protecting intellectual property, and knowing when to start working with the FDA. (Registration required)
What is braiding?
Braiding for medical textiles is a process of taking several strands of yarn or wire and interlacing them over one another to form a diagonally overlapping pattern. Learn more
What is knitting?
Knitting for medical textiles is a technology in which a flat, broad, or tubular fabric is formed by a series of interconnecting loops. Learn more
What is weaving?
Weaving for medical textiles is creating a fabric by placing warp threads vertically with the length of the fabric and inserting a filling yarn, or a weft thread, horizontally along the width to create the fabric. Learn more
Getting to the Holy Grail
Peter Gabriele, Vice President, Research and Development, discusses his session at the MD&M Minneapolis Conference titled 'Getting to the Holy Grail'. He touches on the anatomical constraints in scaffold design, role of biomaterials in biomedical engineering, biomedical textile architectural design of small bore vessels and the importance of translating the science from academia into the commercial space.