Biomedical Structures' Services for Design, Development and Manufacturing of Medical Textiles, Biomedical Textiles for Medical Devices

BMS is committed to helping medical device OEMs bring the most innovative and successful new products to market. A full-service outsourcing provider from initial product concept and design to prototyping and full-volume manufacturing, BMS believes in delivering the highest level of technical support and operations management to integrate seamlessly into our customers’ device development process. Whether it is the first or the fiftieth time you are using a biomedical textile in your design, BMS is there every step of the way.

Consulting Services

BMS' engineering team assists customers in identifying the best textile approach for their technical challenges, and works to meet every need from prototyping to product optimization. Consulting services include:

  • Design/Feasibility
  • Development
  • Compliance and Validation
  • Prototyping
  • Assembly
  • Biomaterials Testing (including fiber and created structures via ASTM methods)

Production & Manufacturing Services

BMS is a purpose-built medical facility specifically designed to provide the highest quality service and product to device OEMs. ISO 13485 registered, BMS has successfully passed inspections from the FDA, and brings the same level of quality to each step of the manufacturing process, including volume manufacturing, supply chain management, and packaging and sterilization.

Other manufacturing capabilities for biomedical textiles include:

  • Sewing
  • Cutting:  Laser, Die, Ultrasonic
  • Shaping
  • Texturing
  • Twisting/Plying
  • Swaging
  • Tipping
  • Scouring
  • Ultrasonic and Roll-to-Roll Triple Cleaning
  • Air and Vacuum Drying
  • Biomaterial Printing Services (via partner CI Medical)

Modified Polymer Components

BMS' merger with industry leader Modified Polymer Components (MPC) allows us to deliver a wide new range of services for customized polymer components. From full design, development, and prototyping to customized tooling and processing and manufacturing on any scale, MPC brings a heritage of expertise in designing purpose-built plastic components and modifying off-the-shelf materials to meet precise device requirements. Specific capabilities include:

  • Tipping
  • Flaring
  • Hole Drilling
  • Marker Band Placement
  • Flanging
  • Joining
  • Coating
  • Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Skiving
  • Gluing
  • Printing
  • Reinforced Tubing
  • Electrode Assembly
  • Component-level Assembly

Visit Modified Polymer Components for more information.


Textile Testing Expertise

BMS’ testing capabilities include everything from tensile testing and digital measurement to defined ASTM methods for biomaterials and finished textiles. Built into the design and development process, BMS’ comprehensive services utilize advanced equipment and specialized lab expertise to ensure complete material validation and repeatability of process for manufacturing. Among many, testing services include:

  • USP Suture diameter and tensile testing
  • ASTM D3787 Ball burst and mullens for knitted goods
  • ASTM D3822 Tensile testing for fibers
  • ASTM D5034 Break strength for fabrics
  • Optical scope with digital measurement