Methods Collections Polymers in medical implants: Established methods and innovative approaches
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Collection Overview – DEADLINE 30-09-2021
There are still no ideal implant materials: metals often cause inflammation or allergic reactions; polymers are not generally considered bioactive or biofunctional. Therefore, many attempts have already been made to improve implant materials and to avoid reoperations. This includes coatings and composite materials. However, many initially promising ideas ultimately proved to be misguided: composite materials do not achieve the desired success and are also often extremely expensive; coatings pose health risks due to abrasion, delamination, and corrosion. It is still necessary to design implant materials in such a way that they ideally meet the requirements demanded of them.
Polymers have made a name for themselves as starting materials and have proven their suitability, particularly through their mechanical characteristics. New functionalization methods and processing technologies also promise that polymers can provide the answer to frequently asked questions regarding implant materials by adding new properties to these materials, if used in medtech industry and applications: Future polymers will provide osseointegration as well as anti-bacterial characteristics and may act as carriers of active ingredients in a customized design, and geometry.
This collection will introduce the most promising manufacturing and material innovations.
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MedDEV Quarterly News: Issue Q1/21
MedDEV Quarterly News Q1/21 – Featured Publication Single Release:
Applying S.P.E.L. (safety and performance evidence level) standard to patient matched medical devices: The need for a transparent regulatory matrix to qualify new manufacturing methods and technologies
Dietmar Schaffarczyk 1,2,*; Christoph Koslowski 2; Andreas Schwitalla 3; Dieter Scholl 1; Ingo Hämmerle 4, Sebastian Spintzyk 5; Sonia Seubert 6
1 QS Quality Services Ltd., Certification Body, 3, Triq G. Flores, advanced centre, Santa Venera SVR 1950, Malta
2 stimOS GmbH, Byk-Gulden-Str. 2, 78467 Konstanz
3 Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Dental Materials and Biomaterial Research, Department of Prosthodontics, Geriatric Dentistry and Craniomandibular Disorders, Aßmannshauser Str. 4-6, 14197 Berlin, Germany
4 Medical Innovation Incubator, Tübingen
5 University Hospital Tübingen, Section Medical Materials Science and Technology, Osianderstr. 2-8, 72076 Tuebingen
6 Mazars Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Berlin
The use of direct and indirect KPIs in decision making: A case study for spinal implants and their possible impact to the market:
New Quality Standard S.P.E.L. put effective for surface functionalization technologies:
Additive manufacturing: 3D printing technologies result in different mechanical properties by varying manufacturing parameters: