Medical Devices and Biomaterials

A medical device is an instrument, apparatus, implant, in vitro reagent, or similarly related article that is used to diagnose, prevent, or treat diseases and conditions, but does not achieve its purposes through chemical action within or on the body.  Medical devices act by other behaviors like physical, mechanical, or thermal means.  Medical devices vary greatly in complexity and application.  Biomedical device product manufacturing is a long process requiring robust SOPs and guidelines for production.  With global competition, the R&D of new biomedical devices is not just a necessity, but is imperative for innovative, up-to-date biomedical device manufacturing companies. The realization of a new design can be very costly, especially with the shorter product life cycle. As technology advances, there is a level of quality, safety and reliability that increases exponentially with market demand.

Scope of medical device and biomaterial research:

  • Effect of biomaterial surface designs on the response of biological environment
  • Surface treatment-plasma Treatments, polymer/organic coatings, etc.
  • Reduce/eliminate protein adsorption
  • Reduce/eliminate cell adhesion
  • Promote cell attachment/adhesion
  • Reduce thromogenicity
  • Reduce bacterial adhesion
  • Alter transport properties
  • Increase lubricity
  • Enhance corrosion/degradation resistance
  • Dental materials
  • Artificial heart, joints, bones, hearing implants
  • Pacemaker, drug-eluting stents for artery and trachea
  • Mobile medical applications-wearable device such as neuromodulation devices (including SCS, DBS and VNS markets)
  • Surface cleaning process standards
  • etc.

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