Silicone http://medicaldesign.com/taxonomy/term/7424/more en New Carrier Fluid Complies with Updated EPA Guidelines http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/new-carrier-fluid-complies-updated-epa-guidelines <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>MicroCare Universal Carrier Fluid will offer a replacement option to the AK-225-based carrier fluids set to be banned by year-end. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/new-carrier-fluid-complies-updated-epa-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/new-carrier-fluid-complies-updated-epa-guidelines#comments Products Silicone Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:54:00 +0000 12731 at http://medicaldesign.com 3D Heart Replica Mimics Twisting Motion http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/3d-heart-replica-mimics-twisting-motion <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers’ at Harvard developed and prototyped a new 3D model on a heart. The innovation not only pumps blood, but twists to perform normal heart functions. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/3d-heart-replica-mimics-twisting-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/3d-heart-replica-mimics-twisting-motion#comments Products Cardiovascular Silicone Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 11681 at http://medicaldesign.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; color: rgb(133, 133, 133); font-family: sans-serif;">The bottom of the heart twists counterclockwise, while the top twists clockwise. The image on the right is the team&#39;s model of the heart, which has tube-like pneumatic artifical muscles (PAMs) that act like striated muscle fibers.&nbsp;</span></p> Courtesy of Harvard's Wyss Institute and SEAS Heart-Monitor Implantable Devices Created With 3D Printer http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/heart-monitor-implantable-devices-created-3d-printer <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Implantable devices offer a new way for physicians to monitor the heart. After taking an image of a patient’s heart via an MRI or CT scan, the devices are shaped to the heart using a 3D printer. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/heart-monitor-implantable-devices-created-3d-printer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/heart-monitor-implantable-devices-created-3d-printer#comments Products Cardiovascular Silicone Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:51:00 +0000 11591 at http://medicaldesign.com <p>Sensors on the membrane of the heart.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of Washington University, St.Louis Quicker Biopsy Process May Lead to Early Detection of Cancer http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/quicker-biopsy-process-may-lead-early-detection-cancer <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers at the University of Washington are currently developing a small biopsy-replacing device to help with early detection of pancreatic cancer. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/quicker-biopsy-process-may-lead-early-detection-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/quicker-biopsy-process-may-lead-early-detection-cancer#comments Products Silicone Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:18:00 +0000 11461 at http://medicaldesign.com Courtesy of Newswire New silicone elastomer offers wider processing flexibility http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/new-silicone-elastomer-offers-wider-processing-flexibility <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Dow Corning has launched a new silicone technology for the company’s high consistency rubber (HCR) product line. Well suited for medical tubing and other extruded applications—including short-term implants—the one-part QP1 HCR bases are supplied uncatalyzed to offer medical device OEMs and fabricators processing flexibility, enabling them to choose the most suitable formulation for each application. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/new-silicone-elastomer-offers-wider-processing-flexibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/new-silicone-elastomer-offers-wider-processing-flexibility#comments Silicone Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:36:00 +0000 7851 at http://medicaldesign.com Silicone supplier goes soft with new offering http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/silicone-supplier-goes-soft-new-offering <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bluestar Silicones’ Silbione soft silicone technologies include the following: low durometer liquid silicone rubber (LSR), room temperature vulcanized (RTV) silicones, gels and skin adhesives, and a silicone foam.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/silicone-supplier-goes-soft-new-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/silicone-supplier-goes-soft-new-offering#comments Silicone Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:41:00 +0000 7311 at http://medicaldesign.com Silicone offering goes soft http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/silicone-offering-goes-soft <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Advancements to Silbione soft silicone technologies now make possible physical performance attributes such as high tear strength and elongation in low-durometer soft silicones.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/silicone-offering-goes-soft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/silicone-offering-goes-soft#comments Products Silicone Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:15:00 +0000 7431 at http://medicaldesign.com FDA approves new silicone gel-filled breast implant, but requires post-approval safety studies http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/fda-approves-new-silicone-gel-filled-breast-implant-requires-post-approval-safety-studies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>FDA has approved Allergan’s Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Gel Filled Breast Implant to increase breast size (augmentation) in women at least 22 years old and to rebuild breast tissue (reconstruction) in women of any age.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/fda-approves-new-silicone-gel-filled-breast-implant-requires-post-approval-safety-studies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/fda-approves-new-silicone-gel-filled-breast-implant-requires-post-approval-safety-studies#comments Regulatory Silicone Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:10:00 +0000 7421 at http://medicaldesign.com New silicone ink colors available for healthcare applications http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/new-silicone-ink-colors-available-healthcare-applications <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A series of heat-cure colored inks is offered in newly released colors—red, white, green, bright blue, and dark blue. NuSil Technology, LLC launched the series, MED-6613-X. The colors vastly expand the company’s color palette and provide more vibrant, creative marking options. The inks are characterized by a long work time and nonvolatile content of approximately 60%. Depending on the ink color, viscosities range from 800 to 3000 cP and can be decreased through dilution via compatible solvent.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/new-silicone-ink-colors-available-healthcare-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/new-silicone-ink-colors-available-healthcare-applications#comments Materials Silicone Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:36:00 +0000 4962 at http://medicaldesign.com UM’s Medical Devices Center director of innovation to keynote Medical Silicone Conference http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/um-s-medical-devices-center-director-innovation-keynote-medical-silicone-conference <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The University of Minnesota’s the director of innovation fellows program at University of Minnesota’s (UM) Medical Devices Center will keynote the Medical Silicone Conference (MSC), to be held again in Minneapolis Oct 4–5. The fifth edition of the silicone-focused event will feature presentations by leading industry experts on material, processing, and design topics specific to medical device OEMs.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/um-s-medical-devices-center-director-innovation-keynote-medical-silicone-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/silicone/um-s-medical-devices-center-director-innovation-keynote-medical-silicone-conference#comments Materials Silicone News Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:10:00 +0000 6024 at http://medicaldesign.com