Health and Medtech

We come into contact with health and medical technology every day, including implants, devices, vaccines, and vehicles for delivering drugs. Many of the contemporary applications of this technology are made possible by understanding materials and their behavior. Materials research, for example, has enabled manufacturers to use new materials to increase the lifetime of implants. The synchrotron techniques can use non-destructive analysis to examine how materials react in actual end-use situations, like dental implants, drug delivery systems, and pill design.


Synchrotron X-ray beams' high quality and intensity enable researchers to study the micro- and nanostructure of materials and devices.

  • Monitor implant fatigue and ageing
  • The design of drug delivery vehicles
  • Pill structure and dissolution models
  • Implant structure characterization