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DSM in Medical

Sports Medicine: Rapidly responding to changes in the field

DSM Biomedical offers various unique materials platforms that have applications in sports medicine.
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Materials that assist the body with regeneration

Our resorbable polymer technology allows for the creation of high strength plates and screws that may be used to replace permanent metal implants for some orthopaedic procedures. Our proprietary Porous Tissue Matrix™ technologies provide absorbable porous scaffolds of varying strengths and compositions that may be designed for use with biologic factors to facilitate tissue ingrowth and remodeling. Our collagen and ceramic materials platforms are widely used to create differentiated bone void fillers. Our extracellular matrix products are soft tissue regeneration scaffolds that provide reinforcement for tendon repair.

DSM’s Dyneema Purity® fiber is the leading material for use in high-strength orthopedic sutures because our unique formulation provides uncompromising strength and minimizes impact on surrounding tissue. Every day, and already in millions of patients, Dyneema Purity® fiber is used in sutures to restore and preserve the body’s natural biomechanics and accelerate patient recovery.

From correcting bony defects to repairing damaged cartilage and re-approximating tendons and ligaments, our products are designed to assist the body in regenerating damaged tissue.  

  • Biomedical ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fibers for:
    • ACL loops
    • Arthroscopic procedures
    • Ligament fixation
    • Meniscus tears
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Soft tissue applications
  • Bone void fillers
  • Bone augmentation
  • Cartilage repair
  • Collagen coated devices (sutures)
  • Micro-fixation devices (anchors, pins, screws)
  • Regenerative medicine (scaffolds)
  • Suture line or muscle flap reinforcement
  • Tendons: rotator cuff, patellar, Achilles, biceps, and quadriceps
  • Trauma plates

Bioceramics  materials and technology - More>

  • Calcium phosphates (α-TCP, ß-TCP, MCPM)
  • Resorbable Polymer (PLA, PGA, PCL)/ceramic composites
  • Multiple configurations (powders, granules, porous shapes, settable pastes, settable putties, anorganic bone)

Biomedical polyethylenes

Collagen materials and technology - More>

  • Purified collagen
  • Solution and slurry processing
  • Collagen blending and compounding
  • Multiple configurations (sheets, putties, injectables, gels, three dimensional shapes, coatings, fibers, and powders)

Extracellular Matrix (ECM) processing and technology - More>


Polymers and metals processing technology - More>

  • Resorbable materials [Polylactide (PLA), Polylactide-co-glycolide (PLGA), Polycaprolactone (PCL), Polycarbonate (e.g. TMC)]
  • Non resorbable materials (PEEK, TPU)
  • Implant-grade metals ( titanium, stainless steel)