TOPIC: What are the characteristics of material used for Biomedical applications
What are the characteristics of material used for Biomedical applications
23 Dec 2012 12:57 #1018
Materials used in biomedical product should be carefully chosen. Biomedical products include implants used for hips, heart valves, skin, and teeth, surgical and diagnostic devices, pacemakers such as devices for electrical control of heartbeats, electrodes for collecting or sending electrical or optical signals for diagnosis or treatment, wheelchairs, devices for helping the disabled, exercise equipment, pharmaceutical packaging, and instrumentation for diagnosis and chemical analysis.
Following are the few characteristics of biomedical applications materials,
* Biocompatible compatible with fluids such as blood,
* Corrosion resistant,
* Wear resistant, and
* Fatigue resistant, and
* Must be able to maintain these properties over tens of years.
Please include any other you think should be considered for materials of biomedical products.