Bioresorbable polymers used with textile-based medical devices require mechanical and chemical properties that are precisely engineered to match the processing and functionality requirements of the target application. Under a new collaboration between Evonik and ITV Denkendorf Produktservice GmbH (ITVP), companies can now access the industry’s most broad, versatile portfolio of homopolymers, copolymers and block copolymers for textile-based devices together with a range of best-in-class processing and technical services. Topics include:
- Enhancing device performance by combining high strength and elasticity with rapid degradation for:
- Meshes and tapes
- Monofilaments and multi-filament yarns / fibers
- How to optimize melt processing steps including the elimination of additives
- The use of customized services to optimize functional performance, accelerate development, analytical testing and commercial scale-up
Experts featuring this session
Dr. Martin Bindl
Global Director Strategic Marketing Biomaterials Pharma and CMO
Evonik Health Care
Martin Bindl is the Global Director of Strategic Marketing for Biomaterials Pharma and CMO at Evonik. He studied chemistry and chemical engineering at the universities of Würzburg, Germany and Lyon, France. From 2005 to 2008, he conducted his doctoral research at the Max-Planck-Institute in Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Germany. His began his career within the pharma industry at Solvay Pharmaceuticals in Hannover, Germany where he worked in the medicinal chemistry department. He joined Evonik in 2011 as a project manager within the innovation management department within the Health Care business line. He became a product manager for biomaterials in 2015. He is listed as a co-inventor on multiple patents within the biomaterials industry.
Head of Development and Production
ITV Denkendorf Produktservice
Dr. Sven Oberhoffner is the Head of Development and Production at ITV Denkendorf Produktservice GmbH (iTVP). He has more than 20 years of expertise across a range of areas including the development and production of bioresorbable polymers, as well as yarns, monofilaments, barbed sutures and other textile-based implants. In 1999, he was awarded the Dr.-Bernd-Braun-Prize from the University of Stuttgart. In 2008, he received first place in Germany and second place internationally at an Ideas Contest on the Future of Sutures held by the B.Braun Melsungen AG. Dr. Oberhoffner studied at the Institute for Man-Made Fibres of the German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research within the University of Stuttgart.
Recent advances in biomaterials are helping to enhance the safety, biocompatibility and performance of implantable medical devices across a range of application areas, and also accelerate speed to market. As a global leader for bioresorbable polymers, surface modification technologies and application services, we hosted a special webinar series featuring some key opinion leaders.
Entitled “Biomaterial solutions for implantable medical device applications”
, the series covered a range of topics that are of growing interest to medical device companies across application areas including orthopedics, wound healing and cardiovascular care. Each live webinar was short, focused and gave participants an opportunity to ask questions directly to our experts.
Webinars which were part of the series are: