|Materials for Biomedical Devices IV
Medical devices offer attractive opportunities for materials technologies, but it is also a challenging area because of demand for complex functionalities and strict regulations. Materials play a crucial role in aiding innovation, which is the lifeblood of the healthcare industry. Areas such as minimally invasive surgery and implanted devices are particularly dependent on innovative materials and technologies. Advances in nanotechnology have also helped grow this market significantly, particularly in the area of drug delivery.