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Biocomposite Manufacture

Biocomposite Manufacture

  • Pre-clinical Testing
  • Product Design
  • Product Manufacture
  • Research & Development
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  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Nottingham
  • UoN has extensive experience of manufacturing resorbable biocomposites reinforced with glass and glass-fibres within Composites Research Group. There are facilities for high pressure composite production via laminate stacking and heat pressing and also autoclave manufacture. At Nottingham we also have vast mechanical testing facilities.

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    Characterisation of Natural Biomaterial Properties

    Characterisation of Natural Biomaterial Properties

  • Pre-clinical Testing
  • Product Design
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  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Leeds
  • We have developed a range of testing methodologies in order to characterise the material properties of natural tissues. This includes tensile/compressive testing to failure, creep/stress relaxation testing, and suture pull-out testing, for a range of biological tissues such as heart valves, ligaments, tendons, bone-patellar-tendon-bone constructs, arteries, meniscus etc

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    Decellularisation process for animal tissue

    Decellularisation process for animal tissue

  • Pre-clinical Testing
  • Product Design
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  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Leeds
  • iMBE has extensive capability and know-how in a unique decellularisation process of animal tissues. Supported by an intellectual property portfolio on immunocompatible biomimetic natural scaffolds, and led by Professor Eileen Ingham in the Faculty of Biological Sciences, the University of Leeds are researching and developing functional soft tissue solutions for musculoskeletal ... More info

    Determination of friction for hip implants

    Determination of friction for hip implants

  • Pre-clinical Testing
  • Product Design
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  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Leeds
  • To complement our pre-clinical wear simulation facilities we have capability to measure the friction of artificial and natural joints through a variety of methods, from simple geometrical configuration using a pin-on-plate simulator, to a pendulum friction simulator predominantly used for hip replacements, through to single station physiological anatomical hip and ... More info

    Determination of friction for knee implants

    Determination of friction for knee implants

  • Pre-clinical Testing
  • Product Design
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  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Leeds
  • To complement our pre-clinical wear simulation facilities we have capability to measure the friction of artificial and natural joints through a variety of methods, from simple geometrical configuration using a pin-on-plate simulator, to a pendulum friction simulator predominantly used for hip replacements, through to single station physiological anatomical hip and ... More info

    Manufacture of Bulk and Porous microspheres

    Manufacture of Bulk and Porous microspheres

  • Clinical Delivery
  • Product Design
  • Product Manufacture
  • Research & Development
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  • Biological & Biomimetic Materials
  • Near-Patient Manufacture
  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Nottingham
  • Very recent developments at Nottingham have resulted in creation of a Platform Technology for manufacture of microspheres from glass, glass-ceramic and ceramics.

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    Micromoulding of high precision miniature products with specific surface features

    Micromoulding of high precision miniature products with specific surface features

  • Clinical Delivery
  • Product Design
  • Product Manufacture
  • Research & Development
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  • Biological & Biomimetic Materials
  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Bradford
  • A second case of our ‘Process Structuring’ is micromoulding – high speed, high precision moulding of 3-d components typically with large surface area to volume ratios.  The Polymer IRC at Bradford houses the international Polymer Micro & Nano Technology laboratory with Wittman Battenfeld MicroPower (x2, each 15 tonne clamp force) ... More info

    Nanofibre fabrication

    Nanofibre fabrication

  • Product Design
  • Product Manufacture
  • Research & Development
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  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Leeds
  • Free-surface electrospinning capabilities are available for converting a large variety of biomaterials into fibres and webs suitable for integration in to prototype medical devices. The system enables spinning over small 5 x 5 cm areas up to continuous web manufacture across a c. 200 mm conveyor. Additionally, a FibeRio forcespinning ... More info

    Phosphate-based glass and fibre production

    Phosphate-based glass and fibre production

  • Product Design
  • Product Manufacture
  • Research & Development
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  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Nottingham
  • UoN has extensive experience of manufacturing resorbable glass and glass-fibres within the Centre for Innovative Structural Fibre Manufacture (CISFM). There are facilities for glass production, melt—drawn fibres and pre-form fibre manufacturing. At Nottingham we also have we also glass fibre mechanical testing facilities including a high temperature glass viscometer. The viscometer enables the ... More info

    Pre-clinical Wear Simulation : Material Screening

    Pre-clinical Wear Simulation : Material Screening

  • Pre-clinical Testing
  • Product Design
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  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Leeds
  • iMBE has extensive pre-clinical wear simulation facilities with in excess of 80 stations for studying tribology of hip, knee and spine arthroplasty bearing materials and cartilage repair interventions. At Leeds we can wear-test polymers and metals in a simple geometrical configuration, determining the wear gravimetrically. This pin on plate wear testing can ... More info

    Pre-clinical Wear Simulation: Hip testing capabilities

    Pre-clinical Wear Simulation: Hip testing capabilities

  • Pre-clinical Testing
  • Product Design
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  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Leeds
  • iMBE has extensive pre-clinical wear simulation facilities with in excess of 80 stations for studying tribology of hip, knee and spine arthroplasty bearing materials and cartilage repair interventions. Our Leeds facilities are capable of simulating a standard gait cycle using iMBE Standard Operating Procedures  iMBE profiles or ISO14242 profiles. Using iMBE ... More info

    Pre-clinical Wear Simulation: Knee testing capabilities

    Pre-clinical Wear Simulation: Knee testing capabilities

  • Pre-clinical Testing
  • Product Design
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  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Leeds
  • iMBE has extensive pre-clinical wear simulation facilities with in excess of 80 stations for studying tribology of hip, knee and spine arthroplasty bearing materials and cartilage repair interventions. At Leeds we can test to – and beyond – the ISO standard. Our capabilities have been developed to study malalignment such as ... More info

    Precision Manufacturing

    Precision Manufacturing

  • Pre-clinical Testing
  • Product Design
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  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Nottingham
  • The Precision Manufacturing Centre at the University of Nottingham has an extensive range of state of the art precision manufacturing technologies including micro milling, micro EDM and micro wire EDM and ultra precision metrology equipment which offers precision CMMs as well as surface analysis and measurement capabilities. The Centre is ISO9001:2008 accredited.

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    Solid Phase orientation of biomedical or inert polymers

    Solid Phase orientation of biomedical or inert polymers

  • Clinical Delivery
  • Product Design
  • Product Manufacture
  • Research & Development
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  • Biological & Biomimetic Materials
  • Near-Patient Manufacture
  • Stratified Design & Manufacture
  • University of Bradford
  • The Polymer IRC at Bradford has unique worldwide experimental and modelling facilities for ‘process structuring’, in this first case for  deformation processing of polymers in the solid phase.  Our extensive range of processes, particularly die drawing (invented by us) allow us to obtain oriented materials in solid or hollow section ... More info