Biomedical Structures (BMS; Warwick, RI), a developer of biomedical textiles for medical devices, now offers a tapered medical textile service for tendons, ligaments, and other orthopaedic applications. The new weaving techniques allow for the creation of more lifelike structures that imitate natural tendon and ligament performance. The company shapes bioabsorbable and permanent fibers to resemble the human anatomy of tendons by developing precise dimensions and load-bearing performance characteristics within a functional shape that mirrors natural geometries. For tendon or ligament repair applications that require sutured tissue and subsequent regrowth of natural cells to replace damage, this textile engineering approach enables a new class of implants. The technique is facilitated by BMS’ high-precision medical textile R&D and advanced weaving equipment for synthetic polymers, including fibers such as polyester, UHMWPE, PLLA, and more. This enables enhanced strength and flexibility of even the finest fibers.