Cortland Biomedical Expands Cutting-Edge Capabilities and Capacity for Design and Development of Woven Biomedical Textile Structures

Will Showcase its Collaborative Design and Engineering Processes for Woven, Knitted and Braided Textiles at Booth 815 at MD&M West

Cortland, NY, January 31, 2024Cortland Biomedical, a full-service biomedical textiles product development partner that provides access to a full-spectrum of global engineering, design and manufacturing capabilities, proudly announces the expansion of its weaving capabilities with the incorporation of two additional Jacquard Looms. This strategic move not only enhances the company’s capacities, but also opens new avenues for groundbreaking advancements in medical textiles.

Cortland Biomedical, in collaboration with global leaders in weaving equipment, integrates cutting-edge technologies into its machinery, ensuring excellence in every aspect from contact surfaces to yarn tensioning systems. Specializing in plain and narrow weave fabrics, including shuttle and rapier weaving, Cortland Biomedical excels in creating unique three-dimensional structures for applications like vascular grafts. These woven textiles, specifically designed for vascular and abdominal aortic aneurysm grafts and ensure limited blood flow. In addition, these woven textiles prove invaluable in orthopedics for bone and soft tissue repair, combining high strength with flexibility. Cortland Biomedical’s expertise positions it as a premier provider of tailored woven textile solutions for diverse medical applications.

The addition of the two Jacquard Looms signifies a leap forward in Cortland Biomedical’s capabilities. This cutting-edge technology allows for unlimited possibilities in fabric design. Manipulating individual warp ends enables the creation of intricate structures, including bifurcations, convergences, tapers, and multi-layered fabrics. The fully electronic Jacquard loom offers unparalleled flexibility in altering fabric structures and patterns, significantly reducing material and time during prototyping.

“Agility, curiosity, and credibility are at the heart of our mission, and set us apart as the easy-to-work-with partner our customers can count on to meet their unique medical device needs,” said Eric Brown, general manager, Cortland Biomedical. “Aligned with this strategy, our decision to add these Jacquard Looms was driven by our commitment to expanding capabilities, meeting the growing demands of the medical device industry, and fostering maximum innovation for our customers.”

These looms boast the ability to weave thoracic size tubular grafts up to 46mm in diameter, create bifurcated structures as well as tapered flat and tubular structures, and generate infinite pattern designs through computer programming. With electronic let-offs designed for managing fine denier yarns, these looms can weave structures with high density and low permeability using polyesters, aramids, resorbables, and other fibers prominent in the medical device space.

Cortland Biomedical will be exhibiting in booth 815 next week at MD&M West in Anaheim, CA. Eric and other company representatives will be on hand to discuss not only the company’s enhanced weaving abilities, but also its collaborative design and engineering processes, and capabilities for knitting, braiding and post-processing.

About Cortland Biomedical
Cortland Biomedical custom designs and manufactures high-performance biomedical textile structures leveraging years of experience in medical textile engineering methods including knitting, braiding and weaving. Its thoughtful design concepts challenge the status quo. Cortland Biomedical’s unique combination of advanced equipment and technology, a seasoned medical textile-specific engineering team, and first-rate R&D capabilities allows it to tackle customers’ complex challenges with the innovation and agility expected in the medical device industry.

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