#materialscience

Research, development and commercial applications of advanced flexible materials.

Linnea Morrison

Linnea is a Marketing Associate at Boyd Technologies where she is responsible for managing digital content. Linnea grew up on a sheep farm in New Zealand. In high school, she moved with her family to a goat farm in Maine. Linnea received a BA in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University. An avid outdoors person, she enjoys mountain biking, skiing and snowshoeing with her husband in the Berkshires.

Recent Articles

Recent Posts

Recent Advances in Bioink Design for 3D Bioprinting

In Brief

Despite recent advances in tissue engineering, there remains a lack of tissues and organs for transplantation and a shortage of tissue models for drug discovery and testing. Some of the hindrances involve conventional techniques, such as porogen-leaching, injection molding, and electrospinning due to the limited control over scaffold architecture, pore shape, composition, size, and distribution.

 

3D bioprinting overcomes these barriers by enabling fabrication of scaffolds, devices, and tissue models with a high complexity. Using computer-aided design, 3D printing facilitates construction of tissues from commonly used medical imaging like x-rays, MRI's, and CT scans.

Read More
 0

Hurricane Harvey's Disruption and Ongoing Impact to Film Supply Chain

In Brief

Almost six months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the Houston, Texas metro area, countless business and economic sectors are still trying to recover. How quickly they recover has been in large part due to the repair and continuity of the supply chain.

Read More
 0

Wearable Technology and Flexible Materials

In Brief

Wearable technology is no longer the wave of the future. It's the wave of the present--and flexible materials are playing an incredible role in the wearable technology industry. From smart watches that can pick up phone calls and texts and run apps to fitness or emotional wellness devices that are designed to track overall health, wearable devices can accomplish incredible things, especially thanks to the role of flexible materials in their use.

Read More
 0

Next Generation Disposable Medical Products

In Brief

According to research, the demand for disposable medical supplies in the United States is expected to rise 4.2 percent each year, reaching $54.1 billion by the year 2020. Traditionally, the medical textile and medical nonwovens industry has been focused on quality, usability, and compliance to meet health and safety standards. However, in addition to growing demand is the increase in environmental concerns. It is no surprise then that the industry is experiencing an increased interest in cost-efficient “green” materials and processes.

Read More
 0

How Flexible Materials Innovation Advances Wound Care and Closure

In Brief

The cutting-edge of wound care is a progressively flexible one, where textiles, foams, and films are applied to wound management technology with the goal of synergistic physiological function. These innately intuitive materials underpin the emerging medical solutions that practitioners and their patients are finding more effective than traditional wound care and closure methods. With an aging population more frequently seeking medical care and a surge in diabetes diagnoses, market analysts predict a continuing rise in demand for advanced wound care management products, fueling an annual industry growth rate of 6.4% over the next five years.

Read More
 0