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Bio DG's Biodegradable Metal Alloy System Patented for Use in Implantable Medical Devices

Bio DG has been granted a U.S. patent for a novel biodegradable metal material material for use in developing implantable medical devices. Bio DG's biodegradable alloys are primarily metallic and intended to provide high strength when first implanted, then gradually erode in a predictable and biocompatible manner.

These alloys are engineered to address the limitations of current biodegradable materials such as polymers, as well as non-biodegradable materials such as stainless steel and titanium, that are used in implantable medical devices. Bio DG alloys may be formed into any shape, such as screws, plates, sutures, etc., using common forming techniques. The alloys are austenitic and formulated from well-tolerated elements so as not to generate a toxic reaction. Within orthopaedics, they are designed to replace stainless steel and titanium alloy devices meant for temporary or semi-permanent implants. (Source: Bio DG)