How to Select Polymeric Materials for Medical Devices Produced Using Additive Manufacturing

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  • 1:45PM Jul 17, 2014
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By Crystal Morrison, Ph.D. The additive manufacturing community is abuzz with discussions of what the future will look like—for aerospace, for medicine, and for countless other fields. Those who approach additive manufacturing (AM) from a material science perspective are also considering what these advances mean at the material level—how will a polymer or plastic that […]

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Raw Material Specification Changes Resolve Problem with Cured Silicone

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Silicone elastomers, foams, coatings, and adhesives are widely used in virtually all aspects of manufacturing, in construction, the automotive industry, and medical and personal care products. The properties that contribute to making silicones indispensable in many applications, such as their ability to repel water, their excellent heat stability and chemical resistance, are also responsible for […]

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Learn the Basics: Creating Vision Across the Polymer Lifecycle

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  • 10:16AM Oct 15, 2013
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Did you know that Dr. Crystal Morrison’s article, “Creating Vision Across the Polymer Lifecycle,” was recently featured in Medical Plastics News?  In case you missed it, here is a summary from Dr. Morrison and more information on how to access the full article. In my experience as a material scientist, I’ve noticed that polymers and […]

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Free Seminar: Polymeric Materials in Life Sciences

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  • 11:20AM Aug 16, 2013
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Do you work in the life sciences?  Have you faced challenges like these? “Polymers… I don’t understand them but I can’t live without them.” “I am looking to manufacture a device to be used in the life sciences.  What polymer properties are most important?” “If I change to a different polymer, will my product behave […]

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Top 3 Reasons to Watch Additive Manufacturing

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  • 12:23PM Jul 25, 2013
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If additive manufacturing (AM) has not made its way onto your “topics to watch” list, it soon should. Unlike traditional subtractive forms of manufacturing (e.g., casting, machining) that have gone through decades of regulatory fine-tuning, additive manufacturing is still in its infancy when it comes to standard development and regulatory requirements. AM describes various production […]

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Advances in Lifecycle Testing of Medical Devices

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  • 11:09AM Apr 11, 2013
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Mr. Steve Schlaegle, Director of Biomedical Services at RJ Lee Group, will be speaking at the Advances in Lifecycle Testing of Medical Devices event.  The event will take place on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 3 PM, with a Q&A session upon completion, and will be located  on the campus of North […]

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What We’re Reading: January 31, 2013

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  • 1:57PM Jan 31, 2013
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Check out the latest articles, hand-picked by our experts for your reading pleasure: Class Action Hits Home SPF Insulation J&J Failed to Weigh Hip Metal Debris Risk, Witness Says NIOSH Document Recommends New REL for Hex Chrome Compounds Miss. bill would require more asbestos claim transparency Understanding wear at the atomic scale

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Metal Implant Liability Invigorates Advances in Polymer Alternatives

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  • 2:11PM Oct 15, 2012
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By Crystal Morrison, Ph.D. Recalls, regulatory warnings, and legal actions in the United States and abroad have called into question the safety and durability of traditional metal-on-metal (MoM) medical device materials. Hip replacements, for example, have been under intense scrutiny because wear debris for titanium implants pose patient health risks, such as tissue damage at […]

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MFPT: The Prognostics and Health Management Solutions Conference

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  • 2:38PM Apr 24, 2012
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RJ Lee Group will have four team members in attendance and will be staffing Booth #7 at the 2012 MFPT Conference.  RJ Lee Group’s Matt Sedlak, Harlan Shober and Dr. Matt Perricone will be presenting various topics at the conference.  This year’s conference will focus on “Driving Efficient Operations and Maintenance” to help prevent component […]

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