A two-and-a-half-year-old girl is the youngest person to have received a bioengineered organ — a windpipe in this case — that was made from plastic fibers and human cells. The successful transplant of the synthetic windpipe on the girl, a Korean-Canadian named Hannah Warren, may give regenerative medicine a huge boost. The surgery, which took [...]
All stages of a medical or pharmaceutical product's life cycle can benefit from chemical analysis and physical testing. PSI has extensive experience testing bioabsorbable polymers, polyurethanes, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, polyetheretherketone, nylons, and other polymers used for implants or medical products. Examples of medical product testing include:
- Testing biomaterials
- Testing medical implants
- Testing medical devices
- Testing disposable medical products
- Testing maxillofacial reconstruction
- Tissue engineering
- Testing drug delivery devices
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As anyone with chronic knee pain will attest, being mobile in order to perform even the simplest tasks can be excruciating and frustrating. But thanks to research conducted by scientists at Boston University, people with knee pain and arthritis may soon get pain relief. Or even stave off total knee replacement surgery. The researchers developed a [...]
Thank you, spiny-headed parasitic worms. We are improving the ability of bandages to stay on wet, living tissue because of you. “There’s a huge unmet medical need for better adhesives, to patch leaks in places where they can be catastrophic,” says bioengineer Jeffrey Karp, co-director of the Center for Regenerative Therapeutics at Brigham and Women’s [...]
Bad bone breaks may no longer need a metal pin or plate to help them heal, if Spanish researchers’ medical idea comes to fruition. The materials engineers from the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country are developing a biodegradable polymer, infused with bioglass, that could help bones heal without needing additional surgical procedures, reports CORDIS News. [...]
A polymer structure, much like scaffolds used to support or repair buildings, could trigger more breakthroughs in cancer research. Medical researchers have developed three-dimensional scaffolds made from porous polymers to mimic the environment in which cancer tumors grow in a human body. Cancer cells can then be grown in that structure — outside the body [...]
When Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise ordered a beverage, he would sometimes say to a computer, “Earl Grey. Hot.” Then a machine would make a whirly, science-fiction-y sound and — voila! — he got his tea. The crew members on the “Star Trek” shows called the device that almost instantly created the drink [...]
Humans are merging with machines. If you don’t believe it, take a look at the new medical device — a computer chip — that is implanted under the skin to monitor the carrier’s health. The chip, designed by scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, is like a portable personal blood-testing [...]
The medical device tax has been repealed. At least symbolically. The Senate voted 70-29 on March 21 to repeal the 2.3% sales tax on medical devices that was part of the Affordable Care Act to help cover the uninsured. However, the vote came in a budget amendment in a non-binding resolution so there was no real [...]
Dissolvable arterial stents laced with polymers to prevent blood clotting seem to be catching on throughout the world. Just not here. Yet. Global pharma company Abbott has released its “Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold” in India and in Europe. Meanwhile, Japan’s Terumo Corporation is tauting its dissolving arterial stent as just as good as Abbott’s. However, the [...]