Iranian researchers develop medical stainless steels

TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (MNA) – Researchers at Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC) have developed medical stainless steels used in implants that will be soon produced on a semi-industrial scale.

Mohammad Mehdi Hadavi, head of Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC), told MNA correspondent that the medical stainless steels produced at this research facility have obtained the necessary certificates from the Ministry of Health for laboratory procedures and the MERC will soon start their semi-industrial production.

“We have a plan to start the semi-industrial production of medical stainless steels within the next two months so that patients can have access to these high-quality and reasonably-priced materials,” said Hadavi.     

He added that presently the country’s medical steels are imported from abroad but the domestically-produced steels will soon replace the imported materials.

“Medical steel is used in bone fracture repair. Due to its high price, the counterfeit and contraband products are being sold to patients instead which can deal a lot of damage to human bodies,” he said.

According to Hadavi, the adverse effects of nickel ions in industrial steels being released into the human body have prompted the development of high-nitrogen nickel-free austenitic stainless steels for medical applications.

 

 

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