PERKASIE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On September 19, Peter D. Gabriele, Director of Emerging Technology at Secant Medical, Inc., will present “Intelligent Design in Implantable Devices: Understanding the Biological Implication of Material Selection to Tissue Regeneration and the Wound Healing Process” at the MEDevice 2012 Design of Implantable Devices Forum in San Diego, California.

The presentation provides an overview of the impact of material compatibility and interaction at the cellular level on the human regenerative and healing process. Gabriele will delve into the biology of cellular processes and how the potential active or inert contributions of implanted device materials influence each process. More specifically, he assesses the role intelligent fiber design, including architecture and spatially resolved composition, can play in device implant strategy.

“As device designers apply more creative, out-of-the-box thinking to material choices that solve design and manufacturing challenges, the industry will accelerate innovation,” said Gabriele. “Thoughtful material selection and securing a supplier with collaborative instincts can significantly impact the success of intelligent design and the future of enabling medical technologies.”

About Secant Medical:

Secant Medical®, Inc. is an innovator in the biomedical textile industry that specializes in custom-developed biomedical textile structures for medical devices and helping clients meet challenges to bringing sustainable device solutions to market. Using constantly evolving advanced polymeric, metallic and resorbable biomaterials, the company designs high-performance implantable textile structures that enable client innovation in orthopedic, cardiovascular, tissue-engineered, neurovascular and general surgery devices. Secant Medical is a business unit of Fenner PLC, a worldwide leader in reinforced polymer engineering headquartered in Yorkshire, England. For more information, contact Joannie Anthony at 215-257-8680 x1199 or [email protected], or visit

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