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Scientist Creates Morphing Material That Has Huge Potential
2013-12-10 09:58:50

[ Watch The Video: Morphing Material With Great Potential ] Rice University Heating a sheet of plastic may not bring it to life – but it sure looks like it does in new experiments at Rice University. The materials created by Rice polymer scientist Rafael Verduzco and his colleagues start as flat slabs, but they morph into shapes that can be controlled by patterns written into their layers. The research is the subject of a new paper in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal...

2013-10-23 10:17:24

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive, composite materials in manufacturing, packaging and biomedical applications. A team led by H. Jerry Qi, associate professor of mechanical engineering at CU-Boulder, and his collaborator Martin L. Dunn of the Singapore University of Technology and Design has developed and tested a method for 4D...

2013-10-22 23:00:50

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive, composite materials in manufacturing, packaging and biomedical applications. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of...

2013-10-08 08:29:43

Launches Innovative Eclipse Soft Tissue Anchor ATLANTA, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MedShape, Inc., the industry leader in shape memory orthopedic devices, today announced the closing of $11 million in new financing. The investment will help drive further development and commercialization of pipeline products, including the full market release of the Eclipse Soft Tissue Anchor, MedShape's newest shape memory fixation device for soft tissue repair. "This latest round of financing...

2013-07-08 10:41:50

It's squishy, synthetic, flexible, mostly water and almost as tough as rubber. No, it's not "flubber" — it's a hydrogel, and now scientists at The University of Akron are exploring new biomedical uses for this polymer-based product. Dr. Jie Zheng, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Dr. Robert Weiss, Hezzleton E. Simmons professor and chair of polymer engineering, are among the most recent to contribute to the growing research of...

2013-06-10 12:27:38

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An innovative method for treating potentially fatal brain aneurysms by filling them with foam-like plastics is a step closer to clinical trials after demonstrating an ability to promote healing at unprecedented levels, says a Texas A&M University researcher who is developing the treatment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120502/DC99584LOGO) The treatment, which makes use of special plastics called...

2013-04-18 16:27:07

Unveils Eclipse Shape Memory Device at AANA 2013 Annual Meeting ATLANTA, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MedShape, Inc., the industry leader in innovative shape memory orthopedic devices, today announced the company received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Eclipse(TM) Soft Tissue Anchor, a new shape memory fixation device designed to attach a tendon, ligament or soft tissue to bone. Made out of MedShape's proprietary PEEK (polyether ether ketone)...

2011-12-15 07:39:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedShape, Inc., the industry leader in innovative shape memory orthopedic devices, today announced that it has been granted a patent from the United States Copyright and Patent Office for its innovative shape memory polymer based technology. The patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,069,858, was granted December 6, 2011 for a "Method and Apparatus for Deploying a Shape Memory Polymer." Shape memory polymers are advanced materials that can "remember" more...

2011-04-26 07:55:00

ATLANTA, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedShape Solutions, Inc., the industry leader in innovative shape memory orthopedic devices, today announced that it has been notified of CE Marking approval for the Morphix(TM) Anchor and the ExoShape(TM) Interference Fixation Device. The CE Marking confirms that both medical devices comply with the essential requirements of relevant European health, safety, and environmental protection legislation, and have been subjected to conformity assessment...

2011-03-10 16:10:20

A team led by James Henderson, assistant professor of biomedical and chemical engineering in Syracuse University's L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science (LCS) and researcher in the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, has used shape memory polymers to provide greater insight into how cells sense and respond to their physical environment. Most cell biomechanics research has examined cell behavior on unchanging, flat surfaces. "Living cells are remarkably complex, dynamic and...