HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>
AnandY
User Rank
Gold
Re : Disease-Fighting Materials Spotlighted at MD&M West
AnandY   2/24/2014 10:54:12 AM
NO RATINGS
@ Ann R. Thryft, ubiquity of plastics has been more and more self-evident. Such wide use of plastics in medical industry is another example of the versatility of this one material. What is more interesting is that one kind of material can now withstand multiple sterilization processes which is simply remarkable and points toward the usefulness of such materials.

TJ McDermott
User Rank
Blogger
Anti-microbial properties of their own?
TJ McDermott   2/24/2014 10:33:46 AM
NO RATINGS
Ann, do any of the materials have anti-microbial properties of their own, or are they only intended to be better suited to harsher sterilization processes?

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Materials doing a lot more this year
Elizabeth M   2/24/2014 3:37:57 AM
NO RATINGS
I know what you mean, Ann. I am lucky enough so far not to have ever been in a hospital overnight but for years if anyone in my family has ever been, their loved ones worry that they would get sicker rather than better. I actually have a bit of a fear of being in a hospital for this reason. It's good that after all this time something is finally being done to combat these superbugs.

far911
User Rank
Silver
Re: Materials doing a lot more this year
far911   2/23/2014 1:52:50 PM
NO RATINGS
Ann yesterday i was watching Fox news in which they were discussing about the PACE MAKERS using the materials you updated.

far911
User Rank
Silver
Re: Materials doing a lot more this year
far911   2/21/2014 11:09:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Ann your this effort is keeping us posted with the new stuff available. In this field it helps me discuss with the doctors for patients and staffs health as one of my subsidiary makes hospital supplies. Thank you and salute you.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Materials doing a lot more this year
Ann R. Thryft   2/21/2014 3:28:20 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks, far911. I always look forward to finding out at this show what new materials for medical applications will be able to do.

far911
User Rank
Silver
Re: Materials doing a lot more this year
far911   2/21/2014 12:46:22 PM
NO RATINGS
Certainly these developments in the plastic field will save several people from diseases. Great post.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Materials doing a lot more this year
Ann R. Thryft   2/20/2014 6:46:00 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks, Chuck. As you can see, most of them are plastics. So it was interesting to talk to Morgan Advanced Ceramics, which does ceramics and metals. I agree, though, there seemed to be a lot more materials that are being designed for either implants (29 days and more attachment or insertion) or short-term attachment (<29 days).

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Materials doing a lot more this year
Charles Murray   2/20/2014 4:58:24 PM
NO RATINGS
Great in-depth look at the show's materials, Ann. Yes, materaisl are doing more this year. I was amazed to see how many materials are now being displayed that are sufficiently compatible for implanation in the human body.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Materials doing a lot more this year
Ann R. Thryft   2/20/2014 3:19:32 PM
NO RATINGS
The whole hospital-acquired infection (HAI) thing has a lot of people in hospitals running scared. As you can see, it's even an "official" acronym now, at least among suppliers to hospital managers. I also learned, as a side note, that not only patients but also staff are catching some of these super-bugs. What I find interesting is how long we've been hearing about this problem. I think it's at least a decade now.

<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
If you’ve noticed the recent news about electric cars and batteries, then it’s easy to wonder about the continuing wisdom behind public subsidies for EVs.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
A group of collaborators wants to recast MacGyver or a show similar to it with a female protagonist as part “The Next MacGyver” competition, in order to get young girls interested in STEM fields.
Biomimicry and 3D printing have come together in new swarming ant and butterfly robots that act very much like their insect counterparts, the inventions of German robotics firm Festo.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Apr 20 - 24, Taking the Internet of Things to the Cloud
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service