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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)
Behind the Curtain: Advanced Textile-forming Technologies for Medical Devices The evolution of textile knitting, weaving, and braiding continues to impact the performance of stents, ligaments, sutures, and surgical instrumentation. Original equipment manufacturers will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of how these devices and components reach their final stages by taking a behind-the-scenes look at the complex processes involved in medical textile production. (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)
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.