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Articles Tagged "materials"

Study Finds Additive Manufacturing Success with Nitinol

by Gaurav Lalwani, Ph.D. | Aug 2020

Carpenter Additive carried out a study to create a systematic framework to optimize additive manufacturing for Nitinol. The study focused on multiple factors, including stringent control of Nitinol chemistry.... Read more »

Forecreu Partners with Chamfr Online Marketplace

by BONEZONE | Jul 2020

Forecreu will offer its cannulated bars on the medical device component marketplace.   ... Read more »

OsteoFab PEKK: Desirable Material Properties and 3D Printing Combine to Enhance Orthopedic Solutions

by Andrus Maandi | Jul 2020

Numerous studies on material and implant structure have detailed the benefits of OsteoFab PEKK – a formulation of polyetherketoneketone – that is 3D-printed for orthopedic applications.... Read more »

New 3D-Printed Liquid Crystal Elastomer Developed for Spine

by Heather Tunstall | Jul 2020

A new material could prove to be an improvement on current treatment techniques for spinal fusion and potential disc replacement. The research team created a 3D-printed semi-crystalline liquid crystal elastomer spinal fusion cage that more closely mimics the properties of biological tissue. ... Read more »

How to Implement a Solid Approach to Materials Intelligence

Understanding how materials move through each aspect of the product development process can significantly shorten time-to-market, reduce the risk of compliance issues, fine-tune manufacturing processes and improve overall device quality.... Read more »

Global Innovative Products Launches EDM Wire Online Store

by BONEZONE | Apr 2020

Company to sell full line of EDM wires, including laser welding wire for the medical device market.   ... Read more »

United Performance Metals Achieves ISO 13485:2016 Approval for Connecticut Branch

by BONEZONE | Apr 2020

The company's South Windsor, Connecticut branch now holds three separate Quality Management Registration Systems, including ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016.   ... Read more »

Solvay Partners with ResMart for Resin Distribution

by BONEZONE | Mar 2020

ResMart, a current distributor for Solvay, will take on additional access to Ixef polyarylamide compounds.   ... Read more »

Instron Launches 6800 Series of Materials Testing Systems

by BONEZONE | Mar 2020

The 6800 series is one of three in Instron's offering that is capable of testing bone screws.   ... Read more »

Suppliers Continue Polymer Advancements

by BONEZONE | Mar 2020

Last year was a big one for polymer supplier news. Here’s a wrap up of recent strategic announcements.   ... Read more »

Startups to Drive Polymer Innovation in the New Decade

by Kathie Zipp | Mar 2020

While the orthopedic device industry has changed its tune on metals vs. polymers over the last 20 years, the push for material innovation has remained. Entering a new decade, orthopedics is experiencing another wave of polymer innovation that provides greater design freedom and compatibility with th... Read more »

Oxford Performance Materials OsteoFab PEKK Study Results

by BONEZONE | Feb 2020

In vivo research found that PEKK displays more favorable bone response vs. PEEK and Ti-Coated PEEK.   ... Read more »

Precision Alloy Services Opens New Facility in Bowling Green, Ohio

by BONEZONE | Jan 2020

The building houses the company’s corporate headquarters, warehouse and manufacturing operations. Parts made at the location ship around the world.   ... Read more »

RTP Develops Material Solutions for Surgical Robotics

by BONEZONE | Jan 2020

RTP Company offers thermoplastic technologies with special properties such as strength, flame retardance, wear/chemical/impact resistance, color, etc. for surgical robotic systems.   ... Read more »

Victrex Invests in Joint Venture for PEEK in China

by BONEZONE | Jan 2020

Development of PEEK polymer capacity in China supports further regional growth opportunities and differentiates Victrex’s range of PEEK & PAEK grades.   ... Read more »

RoosterBio Expands Facility for Second Time in 2019

by BONEZONE | Dec 2019

Project will support the increasing global need for off-the-shelf cell banks and hMSC bioprocess media products.   ... Read more »

Sandvik and Renishaw to Qualify New Additive Manufacturing Materials

by BONEZONE | Dec 2019

The collaboration encompasses a broad range of metal powders, including new alloy compositions that are optimized for laser powder-bed fusion.   ... Read more »

Solvay Licenses MediTECH to Supply Zeniva PEEK Shapes

by BONEZONE | Oct 2019

The new agreement expands MediTECH’s existing role in a longstanding partnership between the two companies, with the goal of bringing additional value to the customer channel.   ... Read more »

Parx Plastics' Antibacterial Polymer Gains EU Patent

by BONEZONE | Oct 2019

The biocompatible zinc-based material can be used to inhibit bio-film adhesion on orthopedic device components.   ... Read more »

Grover Precision Launches Seamless Tubing

by BONEZONE | Sep 2019

"Turn-key tubing" for implant and instrument manufacturing requires no gundrilling.   ... Read more »

RoosterBio Launches Umbilical Cord hMSC System for Cell Therapy Product Development

by BONEZONE | Sep 2019

RoosterVial™-hUC-XF is the regenerative medicine industry’s first xeno-free human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem/stromal cell bioprocess system designed to meet the needs of translationally focused product developers.   ... Read more »

SINTX Provides Updates on Patent Filing

by BONEZONE | Sep 2019

The company has provisionally filed a new patent addressing zirconia-toughed alumina with silicon nitride.   ... Read more »

HAPPE Spine to Develop Strong, Porous, Bioactive Spinal Fusion Implants

by Heather Tunstall | Aug 2019

Startup HAPPE Spine is rethinking the way that PEEK and hydroxyapatite are manufactured together to make an interbody that maintains load-bearing strength and facilitates osteointegration and radiolucency. ... Read more »

RoosterBio Raises $15 Million in Initial Series B Round

by BONEZONE | Aug 2019

New funding, expected to close at $22MM, will support growth of its regenerative medicine MSC manufacturing platform worldwide.   ... Read more »

Oxford Performance Materials Opening Japan Facility

by BONEZONE | Jul 2019

A partnership with JSR Corporation will advance OPM’s OsteoFab 3D-printed implant and OXPEKK biomedical materials technology platforms throughout Asia.   ... Read more »

Materials are the Next Frontier for Orthopedics, Surgeon Says

by Kim Snell | Jul 2019

True advancements in orthopedics will come from new materials, specifically those that emphasize infection prevention and bone healing, says Dr. Gordon Donald, The spine surgeon, who has dedicated his career to coatings and materials development, shares his view of the future.... Read more »

Solvay Ixef PARA Rod Stock Now Available from Drake Medical Plastics

by BONEZONE | Jun 2019

Drake Medical is the only supplier of Solvay Ixef® PARA extruded rod stock.   ... Read more »

Spectrum Plastics Group Announces New Operating Divisions

by BONEZONE | May 2019

The operating structure will help improve communication and efficiency for customers.   ... Read more »

FDA Finalizes Guidance for UHMWPE used in Orthopedic Devices

by BONEZONE | May 2019

FDA released guidance regarding the characterization of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) used in orthopedic devices, providing manufacturers direction in determining the appropriate testing needed for regulatory submissions.... Read more »

FDA Targets Device Materials, Releases Metal-on-Metal Study Results

by BONEZONE | Apr 2019

FDA is looking at materials used in medical devices, citing growing evidence that a small number of patients may have adverse biological responses to certain types of materials. As the agency rolls out new guidance, orthopedic manufacturers should expect greater scrutiny of materials during pre... Read more »

SINTX and EU Consortium Collaborate on Silicon Nitride Development

by BONEZONE | Apr 2019

The partnership will train future scientists and promote the development of silicon nitride biomedical implants.   ... Read more »

Solvay’s Zeniva PEEK Chosen for Lumbar Cage in Japan

by BONEZONE | Mar 2019

The interbody fusion device is reportedly the first non-metal lumbar cage made in Japan.   ... Read more »

Most Popular Articles of 2018 Featured Robotics, Contract Manufacturer M&A

by BONEZONE | Jan 2019

What else did you read about the most on our website last year? Arthroscopy/soft tissues companies to watch; products in spine, knee and hip; surgeon perspectives on implant material choice; supply chain quality; labelling mistakes, Brazil and more. ... Read more »

Foster Named Distributor for Two Solvay Polymers

by BONEZONE | Dec 2018

Foster will distribute Solvay’s KetaSpire PEEK and AvaSpire PEAK polymers in North America.... Read more »

Foot and Ankle Implant Opportunities Lie in Design, Technique Improvements

by BONEZONE | Dec 2018

David Kay, M.D., a foot/ankle surgeon, shares what he see in his crystal ball regarding plates, biologics and total ankle replacement: "We have a lot of unfinished work. Observe and listen to surgeons, sterile processing, material handlers and supervisors. Suspend your view of the world to see the p... Read more »

FibreTuff PAPC Material Displays High Level of Radiopacity in Recent Tests

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

PAPC can be used for 3D printing and molding of Class I and II devices for spine, trauma and arthroscopy/soft tissue applications.... Read more »

Modern Plastics Offering HOSTAFORM to Orthopaedic Customers

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

HOSTAFORM acetal copolymer features a linear structure with a highly crystalline quality.... Read more »

Orthopaedic Product Development: Forecasting Changes to Come

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

Considering surgical techniques, regulations and technologies together as a whole, expect to see significant changes in orthopaedics over the next decade. Here we present seven shifts that OEMs should consider when choosing new product development initiatives.... Read more »

Synthetic Bioresorbables: Orthopaedics’ Evolution from PLLA to New Formulas

by BONEZONE | Nov 2018

These polymers have broad orthopaedic application. This article presents a focus on the transition away from Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)-type resorbable polymers to updated and novel resorbable biomaterials that are designed to perform better clinically.... Read more »

Victrex, University of Exeter Partner to Develop PAEK Usage in Additive Manufacturing

by BONEZONE | Sep 2018

Polyaryletherketone (PAEK) has the potential to be used in additive processes to manufacture patient-specific implants.  ... Read more »

Spinal Cages Continue Trend Toward Metals, Expandable Designs

by BONEZONE | Aug 2018

"Cage design has been a game changer in spine surgery." Three veteran spine surgeons provide insight into the shift to titanium, a forecast for the next five years in cage technology and thoughts on device companies' priorities.... Read more »

Oxford Performance Materials Receives Japanese Accreditation

by BONEZONE | Mar 2018

This accreditation lays the groundwork for OPM’s expansion into the rapidly-growing Asian healthcare market.... Read more »

French Court Rules in Favor of CoorsTek Medical in Ceramic Hip Suit

by BONEZONE | Mar 2018

CeramTec attempted to block the manufacture and sale of CoorsTek’s CeraSurf®-p pink ceramic component.... Read more »

United Performance Metals Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

by BONEZONE | Feb 2018

Companies use the standard to demonstrate their ability to manage, monitor and consistently provide quality products and services.... Read more »

FDA Finalizes Additive Manufacturing Guidance

by BONEZONE | Dec 2017

FDA published its guidance on additive manufacturing technical considerations, outlining the Agency’s long-awaited position on use of the technology for medical devices.... Read more »

Oxford Performance Materials Launches OXPEKK Custom Compounds

by BONEZONE | Aug 2017

  OXPEKK Custom Compounds offer properties attractive to users of high performance polymers, such as superior fatigue performance.... Read more »

United Performance Metals Opens Facility in Budapest, Hungary

by BONEZONE | Feb 2017

The facility is the company’s 3rd location ex-U.S. and covers specialty metals distribution, sales and processing.... Read more »

U.S. Court Rules in Favor of CoorsTek Medical in Ceramic Hip Suit

by BONEZONE | Jan 2017

The lawsuit challenged claims by CeramTec in the U.S. for use of the color pink for implantable ceramic hip components.... Read more »

Four Companies Integrate Under United Performance Metals

by BONEZONE | Jan 2017

The roll-up includes Vulcanium Metals International and now serves numerous industries, including medical, aerospace, fasteners, etc.... Read more »

Interstate Plastics to Merge Alabama Locations

by BONEZONE | Aug 2016

A single location for machining and inventory functions is intended to increase logistic efficiency and customer responsiveness.... Read more »

Invibio Settles FTC Antitrust Allegations Concerning PEEK Market

by BONEZONE | May 2016

Invibio, the first company to sell implant-grade polyetheretherketone or PEEK, agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it violated antitrust law by using long-term, exclusive contracts to maintain a market monopoly.... Read more »

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Additive Manufactured Devices

by BONEZONE | May 2016

FDA published draft guidance on technical considerations for additive manufactured devices in response to the technology’s advancements and investments. Among the top concerns of FDA and industry are post-processing, cleaning and sterilizing devices.... Read more »

Supply, Cost and Quality Lead Concerns among Raw Materials Providers

by BONEZONE | Mar 2016

Supply and demand factors, price pressures and enhanced regulatory scrutiny are expected to influence the raw materials portion of the orthopaedic supply chain in 2016. Eight of the 27 raw material suppliers exhibiting at OMTEC weighed in on these themes.... Read more »

NASS Recap: Surface-treated, 3D-printed Cages among New Launches in Interbody Space

by Carolyn LaWell | Nov 2015

Spine companies continue to focus on surface treatments and new manufacturing processes to support more solid fusions.... Read more »

Materials in Motion

by Carolyn LaWell | Oct 2015

Orthopaedic manufacturers and their supplier partners are adopting different strategies for how materials are surface treated and manufactured in order to enhance device performance.... Read more »

Interstate Plastics Names Mark Courtright President

by BONEZONE | Oct 2014

Courtright succeeds Galen Klokkevold as President of Interstate Plastics, a full-line distributor of plastic sheets, rods, tubes, films, bars and profiles, as well as plastic accessories, tools and care products for numerous industries, including medical. (Source: Interstate Plastics)... Read more »

VSMPO‐Tirus, US and NF&M International Receive ISO 13485 Certification

by BONEZONE | Feb 2014

Source: VSMPO-Tirus, US VSMPO‐Tirus, US announced today that the titanium company along with its subsidiary NF&M International have received ISO 13485:2003 certification for the company's quality management system. ISO 13485 is the premier quality certification for the manufacture of medical d... Read more »

Silicon Nitride Material in Orthopaedic Implants: Features and Benefits

As an implant material, what does Silicon Nitride offer vs. titanium or PEEK? A team from Amedica explores the material's potential benefits supporting new bone growth, enhanced imaging, antimicrobial features and more.... Read more »