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2014-07-29 12:37:06

DUBLIN, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Shape Memory Alloy Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 SMAs are advanced materials that remember their original shape after being strained at a certain temperature. SMAs exhibit two important thermodynamic properties: pseudoelasticity and shape memory. They have a wide range of applications in various industries such as the...

2014-04-28 08:30:18

SAN ANTONIO, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMedical Enterprises, Inc. (BME), a pioneer and U.S. leader in shape memory technology for small bone fixation, announced today the nationwide availablity of the Speed Shift(TM) Continuous Active Compression System. The Speed Shift(TM) Continuous Active Compression implant is the world's first superelastic Nitinol bone fixation device with an offset bridge to accommodate uneven bone surfaces that are procedure-specific, such as for...

2014-03-18 08:31:27

SAN ANTONIO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BME, Inc. (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc., www.bme-tx.com), the leader and innovator of Nitinol shape memory bone fixation systems, announces the initiation of a strategic partnership with CellRight Technologies, Inc., also located in San Antonio, Texas. The partnership began with BME's launch of the NEW Matrix OI(® )100% human osteoinductive BMP scaffold at the 2014 ACFAS and 2014 AAOS meetings. Unlike other compressible and pliable...

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2008-12-30 11:32:22

An engineering team at the University of Nevada, Reno has developed the prototype for a bridge that is more resilient to damage caused by earthquakes. The 100-foot-long bridge consists of an alloy made of nickel and titanium, which helps give it more elasticity. The mock bridge is a quarter-scale replica of what it would look like in real-life. "The nickel-titanium rods replace steel bars in critical segments of bridge columns," said engineering professor M. Saiid Saiidi. "These are the...


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