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What makes a Material "Medical Grade"?

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Materials used in the healthcare and medical setting must often carry the title "medical grade." But what defines a material as "medical grade"? Biocompatibility refers to "the ability of a material to perform with an appropriate host response in a specific application" (William's definition), and can be measured in different ways, depending on the context of the medical device. Because they come in contact with the human body, materials are tested for biocompatibility and safety in order to receive the "medical grade" designation.

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Recent Innovations on Biodegradable Materials and Transient Electronics

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Transient electronics, also known as biodegradable electronics, is an emerging technology being explored across many fields and for various applications. When used in healthcare, biodegradable materials incorporated into medical devices could be valuable for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Some of the potential operations include monitoring intracranial pressure, assisting wound healing processes, identifying neural networks, and more.

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Flexible Printed Circuit Boards in Medical Device and Life Sciences Today

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Flexible circuitry has been around for 115 years and its versatility across industries is unparalleled. Its uses and applications seem almost limitless. In fact, the demands of healthcare alone are driving innovations in this field at a rapid pace.

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Leachables and Extractables in Flexible Medical Devices - A regulatory overview

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Many factors affect the safety, suitability, and efficacy of the various medical devices used every day in the healthcare setting. Flexible medical devices are utilized both internally and externally. From tubes and drains, to bandages and tapes, they all must pass rigid testing standards that ensure patient safety.

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Functionalizing Foams Used in Medical Applications

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Many factors drive the advancements in wound care and the use of flexible materials in the medical field. Three major sectors are the aging population, increased incidences of type 2 diabetes, and emerging global economies. According to a new report published by Zion Market Research, global demand in the advanced wound care management product market is projected to grow at a rate of 6.4% through 2022. This will result in an estimated revenue of around $15.8 billion USD.

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