Medtec Europe, Stuttgart
|Location||Medtec Europe, Stuttgart, Halle 9, Stand A11|
Alloy development for self-dissolving metallic biomaterials based on magnesium is the topic of the exhibition stand of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht at this year's Medtec in Stuttgart. The fair takes place from 17 April to 19 April 2018.
A bone screw made from a magnesium alloy. Image: HZG / Carsten Neff
Artificial hips, knee joint replacements, screws for fixing fractures – the demand for implants is high. Scientists develop new materials for implants based on magnesium alloys.
The stand is located in Hall 9 / A11. www.medteceurope.com
Further information on our research
- Institute of Materials Research Department "MagIC - Magnesium Innovation Centre"
- Institute of Materials Research Department "Metallic Biomaterials"
- Securing Medical Progress When a nail or plate is required for fixing a bone fracture, such materials are currently made of titanium or stainless steel. The foreign material, however, must be removed after the bone has healed, otherwise a risk of inflammation exists. The objective in modern implant research is then to develop a material that can be substituted into the body as if it belonged to the organism itself.