Perkasie, Penna. – October 29, 2013 – To address the need for implantable devices that factor in the body’s natural healing process, Secant Medical will be exhibiting its biomaterial technology and medical textile engineering capabilities at the MEDICA/Compamed International Trade Fair from November 20th-22nd in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Secant Medical team will be available in hall 8b booth G20-2 (U.S. Pavilion) to discuss how potential device designs may benefit from advanced biomaterials matched with high-performance biomedical textile structures.

“As the world’s largest trade fair for medical engineering, Compamed is a critical event to showcase our long-standing and new technology platforms that benefit device design for in vivo applications,” said Josh Simon, Ph. D., business development manager at Secant Medical. “We look forward to engaging with the audience regarding the industry need for unique resorbable and elastomer raw material platforms to support product development efforts.”

Simon will present at the Compamed Suppliers Forum on November 20th from 1:30-2:00. He will discuss the evolution of textiles and how the next generation of biomaterials can facilitate the repair, recovery and regeneration of the body during his presentation, “Enabling Existing Technologies via Material Innovation”.

About MEDICA/Compamed: MEDICA/COMPAMED is the leading international market place for the medical supplier industry and product development. With 645 exhibitors from 39 nations, Compamed is demonstrably the best specialist trade fair both qualitatively and quantitatively for medical engineering and the central meeting point of the entire industry, both nationally and internationally.

About Secant Medical: Secant Medical® designs and manufactures biomedical textiles and other structures for medical devices. Employing medical fabric engineering technologies, we blend polymeric, metallic and resorbable biomaterials to create custom, high-performance structures that are used in the cardiovascular, general surgery, neurovascular, orthopedic and regenerative medicine fields. Built on a 70-year history, we’re committed to the future of biomaterials and their role in the healing process and are actively engaged in research partnerships to advance next-generation biomaterial development. Secant Medical is a business unit of Fenner PLC, a worldwide leader in reinforced polymer engineering headquartered in Yorkshire, England. For more information, contact Maria Fontanazza at 215-257-8680 x2192 or [email protected]; or visit


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