Orthopedics
Biomedical Engineering

image: Orthopedic devices are designed, modeled, analyzed and tested at SwRI.

Orthopedic devices are designed, modeled, analyzed and tested at SwRI.

Orthopedic implants have been developed by engineers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) for many years. Devices are designed, modeled, analyzed and tested at SwRI. Tissue simulations can be created and used for performance evaluation. Capitalizing on the wide array of expertise of more than 2,600 staff members at SwRI, designs can include unique surface modifications and specialized materials, such as:

  • Bioresorbables
  • Controlled release growth factors
  • Memory materials

Devices previously researched and tested by SwRI include:

Related Terminology

orthopedics  •  drug eluding coatings  •  biomedical engineering  •  biomedical technology  •  medical device  •  biotechnology  •  fluid dynamics  •  MEMS  •  spinal fusion  •  ACL repair  •  tissue engineering  •  knee replacement  •  facet replacement  •  biosensors  •  fusion monitoring  •  heat stress monitor  •  life detection

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Dan Nicolella, Ph.D., Institute Engineer, Mechanical Engineering

(210) 522-3222, dnicolella@swri.org

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07/31/14