Biocompatibility of Implants/Medical Devices
Histological evaluation is the preferred method to examine the in situ interaction between the implanted device and surrounding tissues. With paraffin histology, it is difficult to maintain the device/tissue interaction when examining the interface between two materials. This difficulty arises as a result of the differences in density and material properties between the tissue and device.
Because of the separation and tissue damage caused by the device material, paraffin sections fail to represent the device/tissue interaction, normal tissue morphology, and the true nature of the tissue integration with the implanted device. One solution to this problem is processing and embedding the device and surrounding tissues in a resin material. This method will present similar density properties, allowing for sectioning through the device/tissue, while maintaining interactions.
- Advantages and Drawbacks of Paraffin and Frozen Tissues
- Fixation and Shipment of Tissue Samples for Frozen Downstream Applications
- Fixation and Shipment of Wet Tissues for Paraffin Embedding Downstream Services
- Why More Organizations are Outsourcing Histopathology
- Histopathology for Oncology Therapeutics
- Resin Histology by Device Type (Cut & Grind vs. Microtomy)
- Histopathological Considerations for IHC-based Studies
- Fixing Tissue for Optimal Results: Part II
- Fixing Tissue for Optimal Results: Part 1
- Conducting an IHC Study - Factors to Consider: Part II
- Conducting an IHC Study - Factors to Consider: Part 1
- The Histological Analysis of Implantable Medical Devices
- Conducting Biocompatibility Testing for a Medical Device: Part II
- Conducting Biocompatibility Testing for a Medical Device: Part I
- Challenges Faced by Medical Device Companies: Part II
- Challenges Faced by Medical Device Companies: Part I
- Biocompatibility of Implants/Medical Devices
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