To encourage faster bone healing with orthopedic medical devices, bioresorbable polymers are engineered to have mechanical properties to match the natural bone and minimize stress shielding. For some bone fixation medical devices such as interference screws, suture anchors and fracture plates, composite materials with osteoconductive properties can provide the perfect biomaterial solution. For other challenging applications where mechanical strength must be combined with rapid degradation, a new platform of PLA-PEG copolymers represent an attractive opportunity. Evonik experts provided an overview of the bioresorbable portfolio for various medical device applications that can also be tailored to application needs. Topics include:
- Key polymer property requirements for orthopedic devices
- The use of osteoconductive composites with bone fixation devices
- PLA-PEG copolymers for applications that require rapid degradation
- Custom polymers and application services
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.
Other webinars which were part of the series are: