Custom–engineered implantable biomedical textiles enable medical-device designs
Secant Medical®, Inc. blends biomaterials science with medical fabric engineering technologies to develop biomedical textile components and other structures that serve to enhance the functionality of existing or new medical devices. We collaborate with you to design and manufacture components that incorporate your device’s physical, biologic and performance requirements to meet the needs of the intended application. Using constantly evolving advanced biomaterials, we create custom, high-quality implantable textile structures for the cardiovascular, general surgery, neurovascular, orthopedic and regenerative medicine fields.
Engineering expertise in biomedical textile design and development
Our proven design expertise, textile engineering technologies, and in-depth understanding of the impact of biomaterial selection on device engineering will help you optimize your development process in designing your next-generation medical device. Our collaborative engineering approach to design and development allows you to innovate from concept to commercialization with precision, efficiency, quality and flexibility.
Flexibility and choice in designing with implantable biomedical structures
Secant Medical produces high-performing biomedical textile structures from a diverse range of implantable biomaterials including PET, PP, PEEK, UHMWPE, PGA, PLA, PCL, stainless steel, Nitinol, and titanium. These materials have distinct physical, mechanical and performance properties that can be leveraged to develop versatile biomedical structures. Biomedical textiles are engineered with weaving, knitting and braiding textile forming technologies and can be shaped into unique planar, tubular or complex geometries with specific functional behaviors and performance characteristics.
Stringent post-process cleaning ensures that a biomedical textile component is ready for implant and meets the biocompatibility standards according to ISO 10993 testing requirements.
Strict confidentiality is guaranteed. ISO 13485:2003 registered. Secant Medical takes no ownership in product design patents arising from our confidential work with you.
Implantable fabrics enable device design
Biomedical textiles developed with Secant Medical’s understanding of a biomaterial’s biologic response within the body enable flexibility in design. They can be engineered to accommodate rapid integration within the body, fatigue resistance, shape memory, high-burst strength, porosity, resorbability, elasticity, compaction or low-profile properties.
Biomedical textile components balance the anatomical and physiological benefits to facilitate delivery of traditional or transcatheter-based cardiovascular devices, including:
- Heart valves
- TAVI devices
- Mitral valve repair devices
- Annuloplasty rings
- Vascular Grafts
- EVAR devices
Implantable fabrics offer alternative options for neurovascular devices that provide the necessary shape-transforming and functional properties to allow for minimally invasive, low-profile delivery for various neurovascular disorders, including:
- Embolic filtration
- Aneurysm repair
- Ischemic repair
- Flow diversion
Orthopedic designs require a materials platform that allows for durable yet minimally invasive, flexible and shape-transformable devices that benefit motion preservation and the healing process. Biomedical textiles enable vastly expanded design and engineering options critical for:
- Sports Medicine
- Arthroscopic treatments
- Repair and reconstruction of
- Damaged joints
- Soft tissue
- Bone grafting
Implantable textiles engineered with a unique combination of biomaterials and structures can meet surgical demands for ease of delivery, precise fixation, ideal physiological response, and improved patient comfort to repair/reinforce soft tissue and provide temporary organ support. Biomedical textile structures can enable device design for:
- Hernia repair
- Visceral adhesion prevention
- Gastric restriction and endoluminal sleeves
- Advanced wound care
Biomaterial Analysis Capabilities
We are committed to the future of biomaterials and have enhanced our material science capabilities. When assessing candidate materials for device development, we use state-of-the-art instruments that analyze the polymer interface, mechanism of degradation, and polymer performance characteristics.Our lab provides a variety of in-house capabilities, including scanning electronic microscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis. Along with a dedicated research staff, our enhanced capabilities help further our goal to advance next-generation biomaterial development.