Whether braiding, knitting or weaving, Aran Biomedical has significant expertise manufacturing absorbable implants. These absorbable implantable textiles include absorbable mesh for hernia repair or absorbable sutures for sports medicine applications. Drawing on our biomaterials expertise, Aran Biomedical can tailor the material composition to meet specific customer requirements, such as biocompatibility, degradation time, and tensile strength. Selected yarns are characterised and carefully managed through fabric preparation, processing and post processing steps. This ensures desired material properties are maintained and secured for the lifetime of the part. As part of our full product service offering, parts are typically supplied vacuum sealed, packaged and sterilised.
Bio-XT – High Strength Resorbable Implants
Bio-XT is a proprietary biomaterial processing technology which significantly reinforces absorbable implants. The process is based on the optimisation of the material microstructure, in which the material is physically orientated and reinforced but chemically unchanged. Resulting performance gains are enabled through maximisation of the inherent material mechanical properties, which are compromised during standard processing such as injection moulding and extrusion.
Absorbable Coatings & Coverings
As medical implantable solutions become more sophisticated, a diverse range of absorbable coating and covering solutions are employed to enable certain functionality. This can include an absorbable coating for a stent, to control the rate of degradation or to provide short-term occlusion. Smooth impermeable barriers can also be applied to a knitted mesh or woven fabric, such that tissue ingrowth in the short term is encouraged only on one side. Alternatively electrospun fabric can be created using absorbable materials to create a scaffold sufficient to promote the natural healing process. Aran Biomedical employs its biomaterials expertise, along with processing and materials handling capabilities to custom design these absorbable implant solutions.