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Next Generation Bioresorbable Materials for 3D Printing Implantable Medical Devices

3D Printing Approaches Overview: 3D printing (additive manufacturing) processes produce three-dimensional parts through addition of material in a layer by layer fashion. Resorbable materials may be 3D printed using a variety of approaches including fused filament fabrication (FFF), selective laser sintering (SLS), and resin-based methods such as stereolithography (SLA) and dynamic light processing (DLP). FFF […]

Bioresorbable Medical Devices as Implantable & Degradable Tissue Scaffolds

Bioresorbable Medical Device Overview: Bioresorbable medical devices are implantable materials designed for a particular treatment and degrade over time once the scaffold is no longer necessary. Bioresorbable polymer materials may be synthetic or naturally-derived, exhibit high biocompatibility, and may degrade through mechanisms including but not limited to bulk hydrolysis, surface erosion, or enzymatic degradation depending […]

Bioresorbable Polymer Extrusions of Yarns, Fibers, Tubing, & Films for Implantable Medical Devices

Bioresorbable Yarns, Fibers, Tubing, & Films Overview: Bioresorbable polymers (also referred to as bioabsorbable polymers, resorbable polymers, absorbable polymers, and degradable polymers) may be processed via melt extrusion into a variety of formats that include but are not limited to monofilament fibers, multi-filament yarns, tubing, and films. These extruded materials may be processed further into […]

Bioresorbable Polymers for Implantable Medical Devices

Bioresorbable Polymers Overview: Bioresorbable polymers (also referred to bioabsorbable polymers, resorbable polymers, absorbable polymers, and degradable polymers) are synthetic or naturally-derived materials exhibiting high-biocompatibility and degrade into smaller molecules that may be safely excreted from a patient. Bioresorbable polymers may degrade through mechanisms including but not limited to bulk hydrolysis, surface erosion, or enzymatic degradation depending […]

Biomedical Textiles as Implantable Medical Devices

Biomedical Textiles Overview: Biomedical textiles are fiber-based medical devices that can be implanted in patients to restore tissue properties, provide mechanical support, as well as facilitate the healing process for a variety of indications. Textile-based implantable medical devices include but are not limited to sutures, meshes, vascular grafts, and heart valves. Additionally, biomedical textiles may […]

Bioresorbable Polymer Foams as Medical Devices

Introduction: Tissue Scaffolds: Tissue engineering is a growing field that attempts to provide solutions for the regeneration of tissues that have been damaged due to disease or injury. To achieve this, tissue engineering scaffolds are regularly used to promote repair and regeneration of tissues. Scaffolds provide a three-dimensional (3D) construct and are designed to support […]

Poly-Med, Inc. Welcomes Governor Henry McMaster

GREENVILLE, S.C., October 13th, 2021 — Governor Henry McMaster visited with state leaders and the executive leadership team of Poly-Med, Inc.’s at its newest facility located just outside of Greenville, SC last week.  Governor McMaster’s visit was aimed at taking stock of the ever-growing biomedical industry and Poly-Med’s growing presence in the medical device industry […]

Bioabsorbable Polymers: Poly-Med Chairs Workshop on the Use of Absorbable Polymers for Medical Devices

In late January, Poly-Med, Inc.’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Scott Taylor, organized and chaired a two-day virtual workshop on the use of absorbable polymers for medical devices sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices.  The ASTM International defines and sets global standards across industries; these standards are used to improve product […]

Dr. Shalaby honored with InnoVision Award – The Dr. Charles Townes Individual Achievement Award 2020

In November 2020, Poly-Med’s founder, Dr. Shalaby W. Shalaby, was awarded the Dr. Charles Townes Individual Lifetime Achievement Award. This awardhonors an individual who has exhibited a sustained commitment to the advancement of technology and the community through his/her technology-oriented and innovative contributions. Such contributions may be business, civic, and/or educational in nature and must […]