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This report studies the global Hip Reconstruction market, analyzes and researches the Hip Reconstruction development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. This report focuses on the top players in global market, like Stryker Corporation Zimmer Biomet Amedica Corporation Bonovo Orthopedics, Inc. Corentec Co., Ltd. Corin Group Plc DePuy Companies Dimicron Inc. Exactech, Inc. Fortis Orthopedics Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research Implants International Limited INOR Orthopaedics JRI Orthopaedics Ltd Kyocera medical Limacorporate S.p.a. MX Orthopedics, Corp. Nano Interface Technology, Inc. Naviswiss AG OrthoGrid Systems OrthoPediatrics Corp. PLD Corporation Limited (Inactive) PreSRV Ltd. Renova Orthopedics, LLC SAS HyPrevention SINTEF Market segment by Application, Hip Reconstruction can be split into Application 1 Application 2 Application 3 1 Industry Overview of Hip Reconstruction 1.1 Hip Reconstruction Market Overview 1.1.1 Hip Reconstruction Product Scope 1.1.2 Market Status and Outlook 1.2 Global Hip Reconstruction Market Size and Analysis by Regions 1.2.1 United States 1.2.2 EU 1.2.3 Japan 1.2.4 China 1.2.5 India 1.2.6 Southeast Asia 1.3 Hip Reconstruction Market by End Users/Application 1.3.1 Application 1 1.3.2 Application 2 1.3.3 Application 3 2 Global Hip Reconstruction Competition Analysis by Players 2.1 Hip Reconstruction Market Size (Value) by Players (2015-2016) 2.2 Competitive Status and Trend 2.2.1 Market Concentration Rate 2.2.2 Product/Service Differences 2.2.3 New Entrants 2.2.4 The Technology Trends in Future 3 Company (Top Players) Profiles 3.1 Stryker Corporation 3.1.1 Company Profile 3.1.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.1.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.1.4 Hip Reconstruction Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.1.5 Recent Developments 3.2 Zimmer Biomet 3.2.1 Company Profile 3.2.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.2.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.2.4 Hip Reconstruction Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.2.5 Recent Developments 3.3 Amedica Corporation 3.3.1 Company Profile 3.3.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.3.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.3.4 Hip Reconstruction Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.3.5 Recent Developments 3.4 Bonovo Orthopedics, Inc. 3.4.1 Company Profile 3.4.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.4.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.4.4 Hip Reconstruction Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.4.5 Recent Developments 3.5 Corentec Co., Ltd. 3.5.1 Company Profile 3.5.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.5.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.5.4 Hip Reconstruction Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.5.5 Recent Developments 3.6 Corin Group Plc 3.6.1 Company Profile 3.6.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.6.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.6.4 Hip Reconstruction Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.6.5 Recent Developments 3.7 DePuy Companies 3.7.1 Company Profile 3.7.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.7.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.7.4 Hip Reconstruction Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.7.5 Recent Developments 3.8 Dimicron Inc. 3.8.1 Company Profile 3.8.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.8.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.8.4 Hip Reconstruction Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.8.5 Recent Developments 3.9 Exactech, Inc. 3.9.1 Company Profile 3.9.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.9.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.9.4 Hip Reconstruction Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.9.5 Recent Developments 3.10 Fortis Orthopedics 3.10.1 Company Profile 3.10.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.10.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.10.4 Hip Reconstruction Revenue (Value) (2011-2016) 3.10.5 Recent Developments 3.11 Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research 3.12 Implants International Limited 3.13 INOR Orthopaedics 3.14 JRI Orthopaedics Ltd 3.15 Kyocera medical 3.16 Limacorporate S.p.a. 3.17 MX Orthopedics, Corp. 3.18 Nano Interface Technology, Inc. 3.19 Naviswiss AG 3.20 OrthoGrid Systems 3.21 OrthoPediatrics Corp. 3.22 PLD Corporation Limited (Inactive) 3.23 PreSRV Ltd. 3.24 Renova Orthopedics, LLC 3.25 SAS HyPrevention 3.26 SINTEF 4 Global Hip Reconstruction Market Size by Application (2011-2016) 4.1 Global Hip Reconstruction Market Size by Application (2011-2016) 4.2 Potential Application of Hip Reconstruction in Future 4.3 Top Consumer/End Users of Hip Reconstruction 5 United States Hip Reconstruction Development Status and Outlook 5.1 United States Hip Reconstruction Market Size (2011-2016) 5.2 United States Hip Reconstruction Market Size and Market Share by Players (2015-2016) 6 EU Hip Reconstruction Development Status and Outlook 6.1 EU Hip Reconstruction Market Size (2011-2016) 6.2 EU Hip Reconstruction Market Size and Market Share by Players (2015-2016) 7 Japan Hip Reconstruction Development Status and Outlook 7.1 Japan Hip Reconstruction Market Size (2011-2016) 7.2 Japan Hip Reconstruction Market Size and Market Share by Players (2015-2016) Get it now @

Schmidt B.V.K.J.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research | Fechler N.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research | Falkenhagen J.,BAM Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing | Lutz J.-F.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research | Lutz J.-F.,Charles Sadron Institute
Nature Chemistry | Year: 2011

Covalent bridges play a crucial role in the folding process of sequence-defined biopolymers. This feature, however, has not been recreated in synthetic polymers because, apart from some simple regular arrangements (such as block co-polymers), these macromolecules generally do not exhibit a controlled primary structure - that is, it is difficult to predetermine precisely the sequence of their monomers. Herein, we introduce a versatile strategy for preparing foldable linear polymer chains. Well-defined polymers were synthesized by the atom transfer radical polymerization of styrene. The controlled addition of discrete amounts of protected maleimide at precise times during the synthesis enabled the formation of polystyrene chains that contained positionable reactive alkyne functions. Intramolecular reactions between these functions subsequently led to the formation of different types of covalently folded polymer chains. For example, tadpole (P-shaped), pseudocyclic (Q-shaped), bicyclic (8-shaped) and knotted (α-shaped) macromolecular origamis were prepared in a relatively straightforward manner. © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

News Article | February 17, 2017

The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP and the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, have developed new developments in films and the efficient control of coating processes. The development of a cost-effective, optical measuring system means that coating processes will in the future be able to be fully controlled and monitored over the entire substrate surface. The degree of crosslinking and thickness of organic coatings can be controlled inline via automated coupling of the measurement system to the coating unit. This prevents issues such as delamination, poor processing of web-shaped materials, and increased migration of non-crosslinked adhesive components. High-barrier laminates manufactured in roll-to-roll processes for the encapsulation of flexible solar cells and electronic components must have as low as possible oxygen and water vapor permeability. For quality assurance, it is a challenge to measure the permeability of such films over long periods of time. The tests can take several months. Now, however, the Fraunhofer IVV has developed a device for measuring the permeability of ultra barrier films in combination with associated computer software for simulating the permeation process. This enables the water vapor permeability to be determined 3 to 4 times faster than with conventional methods. The Fraunhofer IVV has acquired a new coating plant which utilizes atomic layer deposition to further reduce the permeability of films. Minimizing the permeability to water vapor and oxygen is the key to successful further improvement of high barrier films. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is paving the way here. Coating via roll-to-roll processes allows high processing speeds and production efficiency to be achieved. Up until now, films with the highest barriers have been produced exclusively in vacuum processes. The new ALD plant at the Fraunhofer IVV enables the barrier properties of films to be significantly improved. This is a further step towards meeting the permeability requirements for OLED encapsulation in the medium term. The Fraunhofer IVV is using this technology for publicly funded R&D projects and to provide industry with customized solutions and research services for the development of processes and materials. The formation of ice on the rotor blades of wind turbines results in aerodynamic imbalance. In order to prevent damage, either the rotor blades must be heated or the wind turbine must be shut down. To tackle this issue, the Fraunhofer IGB has developed a number of anti-icing coatings suitable for polymer surfaces. These water-repelling microstructured and nanostructured coatings ensure that any water remains a liquid, even at temperatures below zero, resulting in a 90 percent reduction in ice adhesion compared to uncoated surfaces. The trick: The surfaces provide the water molecules with no crystallization nuclei. Plasma technology is used to deposit the structured coatings onto plastic films made of impact-resistant polyurethane (PU). The coatings are not only of interest for wind turbines: these functional surfaces can also be applied to aircraft wings and solar panels. Furthermore, anti-icing coatings can also be directly applied to fabrics and plastics, for example for winter sports clothing, tents, and other outdoor articles. Regardless of whether the requirement is for anti-fouling and easy-to-clean surfaces, printable films, or eco-friendly water-repelling textiles, the Fraunhofer IGB usually uses plasma processes to create these new surface properties. Plasma processes allow the top layers to be removed, so generating pristine surfaces and enabling chemical functionalities or other layers to be applied. Selection and control of the chemical processes enable the scientists at the Fraunhofer IGB to customize the surface energy and hence the wetting properties. This enables even textiles to be effectively equipped with water-repelling or oil-repelling properties — in an eco-friendly way without harmful byproducts or waste products. Whilst the properties of most synthetic materials are fixed, many biological systems have the ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Materials are, however, now being developed with properties which "change" on exposure to external stimuli. These so-called "intelligent" materials change, for example, when exposed to various physical and chemical stimuli such as temperature, light intensity, and pH or due to biomolecules such as proteins. This is being achieved using special polymers developed by the Fraunhofer IAP. This development work is being supported by surface technologies which allow even these intelligent materials to be manufactured on a large scale in roll-to-roll processes. In addition to classical methods such as corona and plasma treatment, printing methods (entire surface or structured) are widely used for the functionalization of surfaces.

Laschewsky A.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research | Laschewsky A.,University of Potsdam
Polymers | Year: 2014

The structures and synthesis of polyzwitterions ("polybetaines") are reviewed, emphasizing the literature of the past decade. Particular attention is given to the general challenges faced, and to successful strategies to obtain polymers with a true balance of permanent cationic and anionic groups, thus resulting in an overall zero charge. Also, the progress due to applying new methodologies from general polymer synthesis, such as controlled polymerization methods or the use of "click" chemical reactions is presented. Furthermore, the emerging topic of responsive ("smart") polyzwitterions is addressed. The considerations and critical discussions are illustrated by typical examples. © 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Geissler D.,University of Potsdam | Stufler S.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research | Lohmannsroben H.-G.,University of Potsdam | Hildebrandt N.,CNRS Fundamental Electronics Institute
Journal of the American Chemical Society | Year: 2013

Simultaneous monitoring of multiple molecular interactions and multiplexed detection of several diagnostic biomarkers at very low concentrations have become important issues in advanced biological and chemical sensing. Here we present an optically multiplexed six-color Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) biosensor for simultaneous monitoring of five different individual binding events. We combined simultaneous FRET from one Tb complex to five different organic dyes measured in a filter-based time-resolved detection format with a sophisticated spectral crosstalk correction, which results in very efficient background suppression. The advantages and robustness of the multiplexed FRET sensor were exemplified by analyzing a 15-component lung cancer immunoassay involving 10 different antibodies and five different tumor markers in a single 50 μL human serum sample. The multiplexed biosensor offers clinically relevant detection limits in the low picomolar (ng/mL) concentration range for all five markers, thus providing an effective early screening tool for lung cancer with the possibility of distinguishing small-cell from non-small-cell lung carcinoma. This novel technology will open new doors for multiple biomarker diagnostics as well as multiplexed real-time imaging and spectroscopy. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

Laschewsky A.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research | Laschewsky A.,University of Potsdam
Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science | Year: 2012

Recent developments in the synthesis of polyelectrolytes are highlighted, with respect to the nature of the ionic groups, the polymer backbones, synthetic methods, and additional functionality given to the polyelectrolytes. In fact, the synthesis of new polyelectrolytes is mostly driven by material aspects, currently. The article pays particular attention to strong polyelectrolytes, and the new methods of controlled polymerization. These methods and the so-called click reactions have enabled novel designs of polyelectrolytes. Nevertheless, the polymerization of unprotected ionic monomers is still challenging and limits the synthetic possibilities. The structural aspects are complemented by considerations with respect to the aspired uses of the new polyelectrolytes. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Risse S.,University of Potsdam | Kussmaul B.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research | Kruger H.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research | Kofod G.,University of Potsdam
Advanced Functional Materials | Year: 2012

Electroactive polymers can be used for actuators with many desirable features, including high electromechanical energy density, low weight, compactness, direct voltage control, and complete silence during actuation. These features may enable personalized robotics with much higher ability to delicately manipulate their surroundings than can be achieved with currently available actuators; however, much work is still necessary to enhance the electroactive materials. Electric field-driven actuator materials are improved by an increase in permittivity and by a reduction in stiffness. Here, a synergistic enhancement method based on a macromolecular plasticizing filler molecule with a combination of both high dipole moment and compatibilizer moieties, synthesized to simultaneously ensure improvement of electromechanical properties and compatibility with the host matrix is presented. Measurements show an 85% increase in permittivity combined with 290% reduction in mechanical stiffness. NMR measurements confirm the structure of the filler while DSC measurements confirm that it is compatible with the host matrix at all the mixture ratios investigated. Actuation strain measurements in the pure shear configuration display an increase in sensitivity to the electrical field of more than 450%, confirming that the filler molecule does not only improve dielectric and mechanical properties, it also leads to a synergistic enhancement of actuation properties by simple means. © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag erlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Seeboth A.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research | Lotzsch D.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research | Ruhmann R.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research | Muehling O.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research
Chemical Reviews | Year: 2014

The review demonstrates how the functions of thermochromic polymers are determined by their design. The strategy to design thermochromic systems by physical or chemical interaction of their nonthermochromic components encourages this topic. Changes of the light scattering properties on temperature change do primarily not affect the color but the transparency of the material. The review uses the term thermochromism in its closer sense denoting color changes with temperature. Another way to classify thermochromic polymers is to distinguish between polymers with inherent thermochromic properties. Polymers which become thermochromic by embedding of thermochromic pigments and polymers which become thermochromic by the interaction between a polymer matrix and additives.

Ciuciu A.I.,CNR Institute of Neuroscience | Cywinski P.J.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research
RSC Advances | Year: 2014

Hydrogels are cross-linked water-containing polymer networks that are formed by physical, ionic or covalent interactions. In recent years, they have attracted significant attention because of their unique physical properties, which make them promising materials for numerous applications in food and cosmetic processing, as well as in drug delivery and tissue engineering. Hydrogels are highly water-swellable materials, which can considerably increase in volume without losing cohesion, are biocompatible and possess excellent tissue-like physical properties, which can mimic in vivo conditions. When combined with highly precise manufacturing technologies, such as two-photon polymerization (2PP), well-defined three-dimensional structures can be obtained. These structures can become scaffolds for selective cell-entrapping, cell/drug delivery, sensing and prosthetic implants in regenerative medicine. 2PP has been distinguished from other rapid prototyping methods because it is a non-invasive and efficient approach for hydrogel cross-linking. This review discusses the 2PP-based fabrication of 3D hydrogel structures and their potential applications in biotechnology. A brief overview regarding the 2PP methodology and hydrogel properties relevant to biomedical applications is given together with a review of the most important recent achievements in the field. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.

Lutz J.-F.,Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research
Polymer Chemistry | Year: 2010

The aim of this short perspective article is to sensitize polymer chemists to the importance of controlling comonomer sequences. During the last twenty years, our scientific community has made impressive progress in controlling the architecture of synthetic macromolecules (i.e. chain length, shape and composition). In comparison, our tools for controlling polymer microstructures (i.e. sequences and tacticity) are still very rudimentary. However, as learned from Nature, sequence-controlled polymers are most likely the key toward functional sub-nanometric materials. © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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