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CES Medical Selector is one component in Granta's portfolio of software for medical device design:
The Cardiovascular and Orthopaedic Materials data modules are an authoritative source of mechanical, physical, biological response and drug compatibility property information for a wide range of materials used in medical device design.
The Human Biological Matetials data module is an information resource covering the material properties of the primary load-bearing bones.
CES Medical Selector
Specialist edition for medical device design
CES Medical Selector™ is a specialist edition of the PC-based software that aids critical decisions relating to materials, processes, and eco design. It helps device designers and supporting materials experts.
- Quickly apply a systematic, rational selection approach that is exhaustive, reproducible, and auditable
- Establish the optimal material for a medical device or food contact application, and consider alternatives
- Find materials with medical approvals and the right sterilizability
- Find which of these materials also have the required strength, stiffness, impact, thermal, electrical, optical, and chemical or environmental stress cracking resistance properties
- Use quantitative analysis and compelling graphical presentation of results to communicate and justify materials choices
CES Medical Selector components
CES Medical Selector packages the power of the CES Selector software with comprehensive materials property data that includes both standard engineering, economic, and environmental properties, and properties of particular interest in medical and food contact applications.
|CES Selector software||The core CES Selector tools enable systematic, rational materials selection—a decision process that is exhaustive, reproducible, and (of particular importance in medical device design) auditable—as well as new tools to quickly 'find similar' materials.
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|Medical MaterialUniverse||An extended version of Granta's MaterialUniverse data containing additional materials and materials attributes of importance to medical device design. Data covers metals, ceramics, and polymers, with particular depth in coverage for polymer materials|
|Plastics data||The standard CES Polymer Selector data is also available within this edition, providing comprehensive coverage of polymeric materials:
ChemRes—ranks the MaterialUniverse polymers based on their resistance to over 190 different chemicals and solvent environments
CAMPUS—datasheets on over 6,000 plastic resin grades from 20 producers including Bayer, BASF, Dow, DuPont, and Ticona
IDES—88,000 datasheets from 870 vendors, offering a large number of ASTM and ISO standard properties