ASM Medical Materials Database

The world’s leading information resource for medical materials.

The ASM Medical Materials Database is the result of a collaboration between Granta and ASM International, the world’s largest professional society for materials engineers. It is the only database that combines material properties and biological response data of materials with data on the FDA-approved devices using each material.

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Why is it a valuable resource?

With regular comprehensive updates, this data module is ideal for in-depth research into materials options, combining engineering materials properties and biomedical response data with application information. You can:

  • Enjoy immediate access to critical materials information, including from previously approved (i.e., ‘predicate’) devices
  • Screen, analyze, select and source candidate materials and coatings for device applications and associated compatible drugs—including rapid selection against user-defined criteria
  • Identify materials based on how they have been used previously and quickly identify potential engineering and biocompatibility issues
  • Analyse recalls data to check for known materials challenges
  • Reduce time, cost, and risk in design and certification, and get new insights in the design process
  • Trace all data back to published literature, FDA device approvals information, or manufacturers’ datasheets and websites—and open these directly from the database pages.

What’s in it?

Materials information Application information
Engineering properties Materials used – for individual devices, and for generic types of devices
Biological response data FDA data including: 510k, PMA approvals; guidance documents; classification information; recalls
Application areas Biocompatibility testing
Approved devices using each material International regulatory information
Sterilization information  

Find your area of interest

Access detailed, traceable data for medical materials, including material property data, processing information, in-depth information about the biological response to each material, and application information including links to FDA approved devices using each material. Review recalls for devices using a material to guide design requirements and materials selection criteria.


Support your materials research activities with quick access to detailed information about materials used in medical devices including biological response, material properties and processing information. Investigate materials used in similar applications, or in different medical fields. Review recalls for devices using a material to guide material development opportunities.


Find predicate devices according to application and materials used. Research recall information for related devices. Find similar devices to check medical device classification. Quickly identify relevant standards and guidance documents. Review biocompatibility literature for medical materials.


Identify materials used for similar applications. Access material property data. Review recalls information to inform design decisions. Quickly identify relevant standards and guidance documents.


Quick access to information on materials used in medical devices and the types of application in which they are used. Useful for informing student design projects and supporting research activites.


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Other options

The Database can be installed on your network as part of your GRANTA MI data management solution, or used alongside CES Selector to support downselection of materials.