CA – ASM International and Granta Design have teamed up to create
a new medical device database specifically created to support medical device
The database is named Materials for Medical Devices Database:
Cardiovascular Module and is a comprehensive source of mechanical, physical,
biological response and drug compatibility properties for the materials and
coatings used in cardiovascular device applications. The database includes fully traceable
information to primary sources, including published literature, FDA device
approvals, manufacturers datasheets, standards and web sites.
According to Michael Helmus, Chairman of the ASM database committee, "It helps [researchers] understand what we know aboutu previously used materials so that they can leverage existing knoeledge to potentially facilitate shorter and more cost effective R&D programs."