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ASM Medical Materials Database™

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Save time and development costs with the world's first comprehensive database for
peer-reviewed materials data and coatings used in Cardiovascular, Orthopaedic, Surgical, Neurological, Urological, and ENT medical devices. 

This important database bridges the innovators who design medical devices with the materials researchers and engineers who understand materials and their capabilities the best.

Built on the landmark Granta MI platform, the ASM Medical Materials Database consolidates information critical to materials selection, product design, and the preparation of submissions.

Quickly screen, analyze, select, and source candidate materials and coatings for device applications and compatible drugs. Gain insight into the design process, lower your development costs, and get to market faster.

The December 2015 release features the following additions:

Improved Biological Response Data:

Materials data has been supplemented with reference to some of the latest trials and peer reviewed journals. Coverage ranges from material wear properties to tissue response across a variety of materials. Materials that have been updated include:

  • Silicon Nitride

  • Zirconia

  • Poly(ethylene), UHMWPE

Complete Urological and ENT Device Listings

Inclusion of FDA approved urological and Ear, Nose, & Throat (ENT) devices is up-to-date with full catalog listings in the following fields. Where data is available, links are included from these devices to the materials, specific grades, coatings, and drugs used in the devices.

  • FDA Approved Urological Devices

    • Haemodialysis devices

    • Peritoneal dialysis

    • Stents

    • Catheters and accessories

    • Continence devices

    • Dilators

  • FDA Approved ENT Devices

    • Prosthetic devices, including:

      • Ossicular replacement

      • Nose prostheses

      • Tracheal prostheses

      • Laryngeal prostheses

      • Synthetic polymer material

    • Surgical devices, including:

      • Burs

      • Epistaxis balloons

      • Intranasal splints

    • Hearing Aids

    • Endoscopy Devices and Accessories, including:

      • Bronchoscopes

      • Esophagoscopes

      • Laryngostroboscopes

      • Otoscopes

Medical Device and Additional Coverage

The database has been updated with the latest FDA approved devices (510k and PMA) with links to associated materials, coatings, and drugs. Other additions include 265 new producers, 11 recalls, and 3 of the latest FDA guidance documents.

New MI 8.1 Software Update

In this latest release, the software platform has been upgraded to Granta MI Version 8.1 which provides improved performance.

Helpful Hints

A tutorial has been added to demonstrate how the database can be used to identify patent information for FDA approved medical devices.

The ASM Medical Materials Database is the only comprehensive, peer-reviewed database providing a single source for materials data to support medical device design. The database features both materials properties and biological response data for medical device designers. The ASM Medical Materials database contributes to lower development costs and competitive advantage by consolidating a broad and necessary range of information critical to materials selection, product design and preparation of submissions.

  • Lower development costs

  • Reduced time to market

  • Increased revenues

The ASM Medical Materials Database is the result of collaboration between ASM International and Granta. Built on the Granta MI platform, the leading system for materials information management in engineering enterprises, this database is available via an online subscription or as part of an in-house series of software tools to serve as a comprehensive solution to your engineering materials requirements.

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Access to the ASM Medical Materials database is provided by Granta Design. For more information, please complete our enquiry form and we will contact you. (Alternatively, contact us by telephone, email, fax or mail.)