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2011-09-22 21:33:05

A blast of gamma radiation could toughen up plastic prosthetic joints to make them strong enough to last for years, according to researchers in China writing in the current issue of the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. Whole joint replacement, such as hip and knee replacement, commonly use stainless steel, titanium alloys or ceramics to replace the damaged or diseased bone of the joint. Non-stick polymer or nylon is usually used to coat the artificial joint...

2011-06-22 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has been awarded a three-year contract from the U.S. Army to provide advanced ballistic materials that will improve the performance and reduce the weight of combat helmets. Under the contract, Honeywell will deliver helmets made with next-generation Spectra Shield® and Gold Shield® ballistic materials to the Army for testing and evaluation. Honeywell's...

2011-05-03 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has introduced a new ultra-thin Spectra® fiber for high-performance fishing line, offering all the high strength and stretch resistance of Spectra fiber in a slimmer profile that enables smoother casting and better line sensitivity to fish bites. The new product, which is 25 percent thinner than previous Spectra fibers, will allow manufacturers to develop new,...

2011-04-15 09:30:00

MCMURRAY, Pa., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- StelKast is proud to announce the recent FDA 510(k) clearance of their new EXp(TM) Acetabular Liners. EXp(TM), a blend of antioxidant and highly cross-linked polyethylene technology was developed with the consulting support of Steven Kurtz, Ph.D. and Exponent, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA). StelKast has also received 510(k) clearance for large diameter cobalt-chrome femoral heads and Biolox® delta femoral heads. (Logo:...

2011-03-29 01:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, hosted Her Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United States Ms. Renee Jones-Bos at its Greenville, North Carolina facilities on March 28, 2011. Ambassador Jones-Bos met with DSM's management from their pharmaceuticals business and Dyneema-Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene fiber operations, and toured their sites to gain insight and...

2011-02-16 09:35:00

MAHWAH, N.J., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation's Orthopaedics division today announced at the 2011 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual conference the findings of the National Joint Registry for England and Wales, which reports that Stryker's Trident® Cup, Accolade® Hip Stem and Triathlon® Knee System outperformed all competitive products in terms of revision rates for the most frequently used brands.(1,2,3)...

2011-01-18 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has added new ballistic materials to its Spectra Shield® II line that offer further weight reduction, greater ballistic performance, and improved safety in soft armor applications, including military and law enforcement vests. The new product, Spectra Shield II SA 4144, offers a 25 percent improvement in ballistic performance compared with the first generation of Spectra...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.