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4000 Years of Medical Device Materials, and Counting

Posted by Norbert Sparrow on February 4, 2011

Biomimetics—a big-sounding word used to describe science’s quest for new materials and processes derived from models in the natural world, writes MPMN Managing Editor Bob Michaels in the Medtech Pulse blog. In an 18-minute presentation available on YouTube, Abhay Pandit, a professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway, argues compellingly that the search for materials that mimic Mother Nature goes back at least to the ancient Egyptians. Find out more by watching a video of Pandit's presentation, which also happened to be the first TEDx event to be held in Galway, Ireland's medtech hub.

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