DSM in the news 2009
A New Material for the Engineer’s Toolbox: Medical Grade UHMWPE Fibers Provide an Opportunity to Improve Device Performance and Patient Outcomes in MIS (Bonezone Winter 2009)
Winter 2009 - After years of medical research and innovation, fiber constructions made of medical-grade Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber are quickly emerging as a design alternative to steel.
Designing prosthetics with polymers
December 1, 2009 - A range of high-strength, polymer materials helps facilitate the development of high-performance orthopedic implants. The use of biomedical materials has a long and fascinating legacy characterized by creativity, innovation, and positive medical outcomes. More>
DSM Biomedical launches Bionate II PCU
November 3, 2009 - DSM PTG, part of DSM Biomedical, has announced the availability of Bionate® II PCU, a versatile medical polymer with built-in surface technology designed for chronic implants. More>
Flexible fibre advances (Future Materials Nov 2009)
November 2009 - Recent developments in ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibres are helping it enhance device performance and improve treatment results. Hans Dols, business development manager Medical, DSM Dyneema, explains why.
DSM looks to improve hip, knee plant stability with new polymer
September 18, 2009 - Twenty years ago the demands on hip and knee implants weren't as high as they are now. Usually patients in their 60s received implants at a point where they were less active in their lives now. Fast forward to today and those statistics have changed. Now people are getting implants at a younger age and with obesity levels rising, there is an increased strain on the implants as well. More>
Perfect Polymers (PMPS)
May 2009 - Aylvin A Dias and Marc Hendriks at DSM Biomedical examine degradable polymers and their growing significance in controlled drug delivery.