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Materials in Medicine: Hemodialysis and Prosthetic Vascular Grafts

Posted on March 20th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

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Depiction of an ePTFE Arteriovenous Fistula Graft in a Human Arm (left); and Needle inserted in a Graft (right) (Source: W. L. Gore & Associates, www.goremedical.com)

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The LOVED coat and the HOT coat: ePTFE’s Simplicity and Sophistication

Posted on December 18th, 2015 by in New Materials & Applications

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Image Source: WL Gore and Associates

Winter is arriving in the Northeast US. It is time to put on warmer coats and clothes.  I have some favorite ones and a few jackets I do not like as much.  It is all about comfort, and to me, that means a good coat does not soak in rain and overheat me after a little physical activity.  You may have some of those jackets too.  A good coat like any other one, but there is more to it than just the cool brand names.
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