Biomaterial Braiding

Braided implantable fabric is achieved by intertwining multiple strands (minimum 3) of wire or yarn in a diagonally overlapping pattern.  The design is typically used for the manufacture of suture, braided stents, catheters or other implantable devices.

By using state of the art equipment Aran Biomedical can offer complex design options, braiding over mandrel or reel-to-reel.  By varying the braid parameters, mechanical properties can be tailored to suit design requirements, with the ability to transition between multiple configurations, such as:

– Solid Braid

– Hollow Core Braid

– Multi-Layer Braid

– Flat Braid

– Bifurcated/ Trifurcated/ Quadfurcated Braid

– Prolapsed Shapes & Discs

uhmwpe pet BRAIDING

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)  is the most common resin of the Polyester family, and the fibre is often referred to as Dacron or Terylene in the medical device industry. All our PET is implantable grade, and we work with monofilament and multifilament input yarns to develop low-profile braided constructs for implantable use. The braids can be supplied as components or finished medical devices. Applications can include annuloplasty rings, frame membranes and low-profile sutures.

Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)

UHMWPE is one of the strongest most durable polymers being used in medical textile development. Typical applications include sports medicine applications such as high strength tapes and complex sutures. Aran Biomedical is a trusted specialist of DSM Dyneema® UHMWPE fibre.

UHMWPE High Strength Braided Sutures

Radiopaque Yarn

Aran Biomedical can also tailor textile solutions so that the implant can be detected via radiotherapy. We work with radiopaque multifilament yarn so that the it is possible to detect and identify the device once implanted.

Radiopaque Yarn Braiding

Resorbable Polymers

We also offer braiding of resorbable polymers. Aran Biomedical has been working with resorbable polymers for over a decade, creating various textile constructs. Some of the polymers we currently offer are:

– MG (Magnesium)

– PL Poly(L-Iactide).

– PC Poly(Ɛ-caprolactone).

– PLC Poly(L-Iactide/Ɛ-caprolactone).

– PLG Poly(L-Iactide/Glycolide).

– PDL Poly(DL-Iactide).

– PLDL Poly(L-DL Iactide).

– PG Poly(Glycolide).

– PDLG Poly(Glycolide).

– Polylactide (PLA)

Suture Development Options