Revolutionizing the Bone Screw Industry- Bioceramics
Bone Screws are placed in human bone to repair a fracture. In most cases, a second surgery is required to remove the bone screw to allow further healing. There is fantastic research going on around the world on new bioabsorbable material based bone screws. The University of North Carolina Charlotte is making great strides in discovering the mechanical properties of their bioabsorbable material
. ADMET manufacturers Torsion Testing Systems and Biaxial Testing Systems to test these new materials to determine strength, durability, flexibility and more. In addition, news coming from the University of Bremen states that their new material will revolutionize the bone screw market.
What’s so special? The bioceramic screw is almost identical in its chemical composition as the main inorganic component of bone, i.e. calcium phosphate. And to top this – it can be produced by means of an innovative powder injection-moulding technique. Read more...