From the wire: Granta Design has announced a new online information resource covering the properties of human bone – part of an expanded materials information solution for orthopaedic device manufacturers. Granta’s tools, demonstrated at this week’s OrthoTec 2011 Conference in Warsaw, Indiana, United States, are intended to make it easier for device designers to make informed decisions on the selection, substitution, qualification, regulation and biocompatibility of materials.
The Human Biological Materials database covers the mechanical properties of primary load-bearing bones. This can be valuable information for a designer working on an implantable device that needs to mimic or complement the performance of the body. Data for different bones or categories of patients is often scattered across different publications. The Human Biological Materials provides collated data in an easily-searchable digital resource. It is linked to original data sources and particularly useful in support of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modeling.
This latest resource complements the Orthopaedic Materials database, which Granta has codeveloped with ASM International and a panel of medical experts. Engineering properties and biomedical response data are provided for over 7,400 devices and 180 materials – fully searchable by device application or by combinations of required properties.