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Research, development and commercial applications of advanced flexible materials.

Brianna Sporbert

Brianna Sporbert is the Senior Director Services and has been with Boyd Technologies since 2014. In her current role, she oversees commercialization of new products, the material sourcing and product development platforms, and enacting the company’s strategic growth plan. Brianna received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Western New England University. Previously, she worked as a research and development engineer with Flo Design Sonics where she assisted in the development of a novel acoustophoretic liquid filtration system that focused on blood filtration and biopharmaceutical processing. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching figure skating at the local rinks and mentoring young women in STEM.

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What's New With Nonwovens in the Medical Industry?

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The utilization of nonwoven fabrics in the medical field has outpaced woven materials in recent years. Even when traced back to their rapid adoption during WWII, nonwovens were proven to be superior products in terms of adaptability, disposability, cost, and effectiveness. Manufacturing technology improved in the following decades until current-day use of nonwovens has placed them in a position to dominate the medical textile industry.

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Vision for the Future: Smart Contact Lenses

 

 

Researchers are working to develop and fabricate soft, smart contact lenses by combining recent advances in wearable electronics with wireless communications. Their vision is to create a smart contact lens which is capable of monitoring the physiological information of the eye and tear fluid, to provide real-time, non-invasive medical diagnostics.

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ASTM Standards and Testing of Flexible Materials Used in Healthcare

 

In Brief

The ASTM (formerly the American Society for Testing Materials, currently ASTM International) is an organization that develops and publishes consensus technical standards for a broad range of materials, products, services, and systems. Today over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally, helping to improve millions of lives every day. 

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Auxetic Materials Offer New Options in the Medical and Life Sciences Fields

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Auxetic materials are characterized by becoming thicker perpendicular to the applied force when stretched. This is caused by the way their particular internal structure is designed to deform and exhibit a negative Poisson's ratio. Scientists hope to exploit this effect to create new products, including body armor, joint replacements, stretchable electronics, electronic skin and more. 

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Technical Textiles in Bioprocessing Today

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By definition, technical textiles are materials and products manufactured primarily for their technical and performance properties rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics.  In the medical field, they incorporate current materials and technologies, such as synthetic fibers, with traditional medical devices and applications to create a new category of beneficial products. Today, cell-based therapies are emerging as a promising strategy to treat genetic, degenerative, and immunological disease. This innovation in medical science relies on next-generation technology to produce them in a safe and cost-effective manner.

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