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Top Three Ways to Innovate with Biomaterials in Your Next-Generation Device

In this feature, Robert Torgerson draws from his experience working as a senior engineer in the medical device industry and more recently, as the president of medical-grade fiber maker RxFiber, to offer advice on using biomaterials in ground-breaking medical device projects. Continue reading...

Biomaterials Step into the 21st Century

The use of foreign materials in the human body has an impressively long history. In approximately 600 A.D, the Mayans used mother of pearl to fashion dental implants that apparently integrated with bone. An iron dental implant dating back to 200 A.D. has been found in Europe. The use of sutures has an even longer history, stretching back some 32,000 years. Fast forwarding through the centuries, elephant ivory was used to fashion the first documented hip implant in 1891. Most biomaterials used over the course of history were intended to be biopassive—simply tolerated by the body. This is beginning to change, however, as there is increasing demand to create biomaterials that support the field of regenerative medicine. In the meantime, inert biomaterials are also continuing to evolve. Continue reading...


Society for Biomaterials 2014

High Tenacity Polyester: RxFibron HT - The New Generation of High Performance Materials

This Dr. Martin King, Professor of Medical Textiles at NCSU presents his comparative analysis research findings on biomaterials traditionally used in medical devices as it compares to RxFiber's RxFibron HT. The research results finds RxFibron HT has superior properties and characteristics as compared to standard materials in medical devices.

Rx Fibron HT Research Society For Biomaterials 2014