Cardiovascular

BMS is introducing unique uses for knitted and woven fabrics, as well as...

General Surgery

From sutures to slings, BMS' experience in developing high-quality bio-textiles...

Orthopedic

BMS’ orthopedic expertise is based in extensive successful applications...

Bariatric

As obesity threatens to create more health problems than ever...

Tissue Engineering

BMS' scaffolding technology is designed for the high surface area...

Cosmetic

Cosmetic surgery demands high-quality repair and replacement capabilities...

Veterinary

BMS' heritage of designing high-quality sutures extends to the veterinary market...

Emerging Apps

BMS is discovering new and innovative applicability for biomedical structures...

Cardiovascular

BMS is introducing unique uses for knitted and woven fabrics, as well as felt scaffolds, for cardiovascular applications. To aid not only in support and repair, but the re-growth of natural cells within the body for recovery from conditions affecting the heart and circulation, high-density, non-stretch biomaterials have become increasingly important to device design.

Sample Applications:

  • Cardiovascular grafts
  • Heart valve repair
  • Annuloplasty rings
  • Containments
  • Tethers
  • Pledgets

General Surgery

From sutures to slings, BMS' experience in developing high-quality bio-textiles for applications in general surgery is varied and deep. Whether designing high-strength and low creep sutures to aid in ease-of-use for surgeons, or surgical meshes for organ containment within the abdomen, an intimate knowledge of advanced textile engineering combined with anatomic applicability offers a proven track record of success in device development.

Sample Applications:

  • Sutures
  • Suture fasteners
  • Sewing thread
  • Surgical mesh
  • Hernia repair
  • Urogynecologic slings
  • Prolapse devices
  • Catheters

Orthopedics

BMS' orthopedic expertise is based in extensive successful applications across a variety of procedures, repair and replacement devices, and re-growth systems that require strong but supple materials not only in the defect, but in the surrounding soft tissue areas where organ architecture and function are affected. Textiles from woven tapes to knitted meshes continue to help build next-generation orthopedic devices.

Sample Applications:

  • Sutures
  • Knee, shoulder, and small joint arthroscopic procedural assistance
  • Knee, shoulder and spinal implants
  • Soft tissue repair (ligaments, tendons, extremities, etc.)
  • Spinal/cervical disk repair containment sleeves and meshes
  • Orthopedic reconstruction via cellular re-growth
  • Cuffs

Bariatrics

As obesity threatens to create more health problems than ever among an increasingly heavy population, bariatric devices and procedural instrumentation will demand a higher standard of development innovation to satisfy performance requirements and mimic natural body materials. BMS' fiber expertise extends to tissue knowledge and anatomic applicability for containment devices and other tools for weight-loss surgery and maintenance.

Sample Applications:

  • Containment sleeves
  • Tethers

Tissue Engineering

BMS' scaffolding technology is designed for the high surface area and multi-layer requirements of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Cellular ingrowth within these scaffolds is enabled by a high void volume and open architecture, both of which support cellular proliferation. The base polymer will then degrade and is replaced by natural tissue. These applications demand an advanced engineering approach to ensure fabric integrity and profile. Now an increasingly wide variety of applications from wound healing to stem cell development rely on medical textile production.

Sample Applications:

  • Scaffolds
  • Stem cell platforms
  • Pledgets
  • Wound management

Cosmetic/Reconstructive Surgery

Cosmetic surgery demands high-quality repair and replacement capabilities for stressful procedures and reconstructive efforts, and BMS takes advantage of the lifelike properties of fiber to meet these demands. From high surface area to measured density, BMS’ engineering techniques can satisfy a host of procedural requirements, from minimally invasive procedures to fabric tissue support.

Sample Applications:

  • Reconstructive and cosmetic surgery mesh
  • Absorbable additives for cements and hydrogels
  • Void fillers
  • Pledgets

Veterinary Medicine

BMS' heritage of designing high-quality sutures extends to the veterinary market, where surgical tools require specific strengths and reliability. The specialized treatment for animals requiring surgery and subsequent implants means an experienced manufacturer is necessary to innovate upon solutions in order to deliver for the specifics of veterinary devices.

Sample Applications:

  • Sutures
  • Suture fasteners
  • Meshes

Emerging Applications

BMS is discovering new and innovative applicability for biomedical structures every day. Applications like dental implants and procedural components benefit from the variety of precise geometries and lifelike texture of the textiles that help build them. Versatility in shape, size and durability profiles help device OEMs in all sectors design fillers, implants, and other tools for every device challenge.

Sample Applications:

  • Dental void fillers
  • Sutures
  • Meshes