One of the advantages of STAR® biomaterial is its versatility. The combination of STAR’s base material, shape and pore geometry allows us to custom fabricate 3D scaffolds to suit a wide array of specific medical devices and applications.
Properties are independent of substrate material
STAR technology’s unique biointegration properties are derived from its proprietary sphere templated pore geometry, not the base material (substrate) itself. STAR scaffolds have been produced from a variety of medical grade substrates that range from non-degradable to fully biodegradable.
Synthetic substrates include silicone, polyHEMA and hyaluronic acid.
Tunable Pore Sizes
We work with each customer to determine the pore geometry that will best satisfy specific biointegration needs. STAR scaffolds can be fabricated with a consistent, precise, “sweet spot” pore size that gives STAR material its unique attributes.
Custom Shapes and Sizes
The versatility of the STAR processing technology allows us to create various types of STAR scaffolds needed to achieve the biointegration requirements of a specific device or application.
Types of STAR scaffolds include, but are not limited to:
- Dual-Layer Pads
- Injectable Granules
Let Healionics transform your requirements into a prototype you can evaluate. Our onsite laboratory and cleanroom production facilities enable us to efficiently design and fabricate a custom sample STAR biomaterial scaffold to your specifications.
Contact Healionics to discuss the optimal combination of substrate, porosity and type for a STAR scaffold that best meets your implanted device biointegration needs.