31 January 2011 (Stoke-on-Trent, UK) - CERAM, a global expert in materials testing, innovation and consultancy for the medical devices industry has published a new white paper, ‘Stents – New Materials and Technologies for the Future’.
The paper reviews some of the technology being used in the development of new stents and how, in particular, computational modelling and material formulation and characterisation are helping to improve clinical outcomes. It also considers new trends, discussing how polymers, polymer-ceramics and metals, together with nanotechnology, will influence the development of stents in the future.
Dr. Xiang Zhang, Principal Consultant for Medical Materials at CERAM, says:
“At CERAM we are always keen to push the boundaries of what materials can do. We’re currently working on developing a range of novel bioglass, resorbable glass and bioceramics, such as nano hydroxyapatites, which could potentially have applications in the area of drug-eluting stent coatings. And we’re also investigating whether it’s possible to make biodegradable glass or ceramic stents by employing polymer as a binder.”
To download the free white paper, visit www.ceram.com/medical.
CERAM is a global expert in materials testing, analysis and consultancy, providing customised solutions that help clients to measurably improve performance and profitability through safer, regulatory-compliant and better-engineered products. Setting new standards in materials testing, CERAM works as an extension of customers’ teams, applying its expertise and capabilities to a wide range of sectors, including medical devices and healthcare; construction; energy & environment; automotive & transport; aerospace & defence; consumer and retail; electronics; materials & petrochemical; and minerals.
Headquartered in Staffordshire (UK), CERAM was founded in 1920 and employs a team of research and product development professionals who are involved in physical and chemical materials testing, research, process engineering, product design and failure analysis. www.ceram.com
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