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ASM, Granta introduce spring collection of medical materials

ASM International (Materials Park, OH) and Granta Design (Cambridge, UK) have announced major updates to the ASM Medical Materials Database. The spring release of this resource includes new data on materials including stainless steels and tool steels, expanded coverage of the latest additive manufacturing techniques and the addition of the latest FDA approved devices with links to associated materials, coatings and drugs.

Users can immediately benefit from additional peer-reviewed data covering the materials, coatings and compatible drugs used in medical devices. Website navigation has been improved to allow medical device designers, academics, students, regulatory affairs officers and other users to quickly and easily access the information they need.

In addition to expanded data on steels, including information on commercially available grades and biological response information, coverage of additive manufacturing has been updated with information on binder printing, laser powder forming, mask projection stereolithography, electron beam melting and ultrasonic consolidation.

The ASM Medical Materials Database is a single relational resource that summarizes peer-reviewed scientific and engineering knowledge on implantable medical materials, including coverage on cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological and surgical materials.

The database now includes approximately 42,000 devices, 1500 specific grades, 290 material types, 2300 producers and 42,000 references, plus related coatings, drugs, adhesives and process information. Each material is linked to devices in which it has been used, as well as source documentation.

For more information about the database and to subscribe, go to the ASM website.

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