Bioresorbable polymers

3D Printing Materials: A Missing Link. M. Scott Taylor, Poly-Med, explains why 3D printing has huge medtech potential. more

17 May 2017 11:00 Opinion

Caitlyn Scaggs, Polymer Solutions  discusses  how to managing change when dealing with bioabsorbable polymers more

27 Apr 2017 14:25 Opinion

The FDA has approved the first fully absorbable stent to treat coronary artery disease made from a bioresorbable medical plastic more

7 Jul 2016 17:01 Devices

How nonlinear models of crystallinity and strength of polylactide/glycolide implants speed up product development by Abhay Bulsari, Nonlinear Solutions, Mikko Huttunen, Kimmo Lähteenkorva and Esa Suokas, Conmed Linvatec Biomaterials more

30 Dec 2015 09:30 Opinion

A drug-eluting coronary stent made of a biodegradable polymer performed similarly to the gold-standard metal one in a non-inferiority trial among patients with the more serious type of heart attack known as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction more

19 Nov 2015 17:00 News

Medical Murray to Host Open House at Development Facility in North Carolina

Source: Medical Murray.

Medical Murray, a leading US medical device development and contract manufacturing company, will host an open house to showcase its new design and development facility located in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. more

20 Sep 2013 10:27

Poly-Med Inc (PMI) has been issued two patents—an intravaginal drug delivery ring and a lactide-based copolymer which, in the presence of water, transforms into degradable tissue adhering film that can be used to deliver bioactive agents in a lumen. more

11 Sep 2013 09:26 Technology

LC Ligament

Source: Soft Tissue Regeneration.

Soft Tissue Regeneration, an early-stage orthopaedic device company, has announced it has received a US patent for its L-C Ligament trademarked resorbable scaffold for the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee. more

14 Aug 2013 16:30 News

The largest technical conference in the plastics industry, Antec, organised by the Society of Plastics Engineers, is dedicating one of its New Technology Forum sessions to medical plastics, particularly bioresorbable polymers on April 22-24, 2013. more

18 Apr 2013 14:54 News

Abbott has published data which the company says supports the long-term performance of its Absorb bioresorbable vascular stent. Absorb is a landmark device because it is the first fully bioresorbable stent which can be used in vascular settings. more

10 Apr 2013 11:38 Devices

US headquartered healthcare product manufacturer Abbott has published data which the company says supports the long-term performance of its Absorb bioresorbable vascular stent. more

15 Mar 2013 00:00 Devices

US-headquartered device manufacturer Abbott announced today the initiation of the Absorb III clinical trial in patients in the United States. more

8 Jan 2013 00:00 Devices


Credit: Abbott.

The number of patents referencing bioresorbable and medical grew from 48 in 2005 to 311 in 2011, an average annual growth rate of 37%, or 548% in absolute terms. The first fully resorbable drug eluting stent has been CE marked for sale in Europe. more

30 Nov 2012 15:04 Technology

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will hold a public workshop entitled ASTM International-FDA Workshop on Absorbable Medical Devices: Lessons Learned From Correlations of Bench Testing and Clinical Performance. more

21 Aug 2012 00:00