A wide range of high-performance textile materials exists, such as Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Polyester (PET), Polypropylene (PP), Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP), and more. With so many material options available, biomedical textile engineers can and should add value for their medical device OEM customers by guiding them...

The neurovascular device market in the U.S. is expected to hit $1.07 billion in 2027 – up from $946.15 million in 2019 –according to a report from Allied Market Research. This encompasses embolization devices, revascularization devices, thrombectomy devices, embolic protection devices, and accessory devices for disease classifications including aneurysms (which...

Sports and other physical activities contribute to many injuries annually. Per 2019 statistics from the National Safety Council (NSC), there were nearly three million sports recreation-related injuries in the U.S. that year alone that required treatment in hospital emergency rooms. Exercise accounted for the most (468,000 injuries), followed by cycling...

Biomedical textiles are gaining significant momentum for use in medical devices to facilitate less invasive surgical procedures. Today, implantable biomedical textiles play a role in a wide range of products spanning orthopedics, cardiovascular, general surgery, sports medicine, surgical robotics – and many other applications. But despite their growing popularity, there...

A growing geriatric population, rising chronic disease rates, and increased demand for less invasive surgical procedures are some of the major factors contributing to the adoption of automation in healthcare[i]. Incorporating robots in the operating room has enabled a shift away from open-surgery, and towards complex, high-precision procedures that can...

By John Greco, Vice President, Sales Biomedical textiles have been incorporated in to medical devices for cardiovascular and endovascular applications for more than 50 years. Initially, textiles were limited primarily to vascular grafts and heart valve sewing cuffs for use in traditional aortic valve repair. This eventually expanded to include products...

By Michelle Lishner, Medical Design Engineer
Minimally invasive surgical approaches have the potential to significantly improve overall patient outcomes, as well as reduce overall costs to the healthcare system. Patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery (MIS) generally report less post-surgical pain and more rapid recovery times than those treated with traditional...