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Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers by A Stamboulis, M Jenkins

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Using synthetic bioresorbable polymers for orthopedic tissue regeneration

M. Santoro,     Politecnico di Milano, Italy

G. Perale,     Industrie Biomediche Insubri SA, Switzerland

Abstract:

The mechanical and biological properties and applicability of the most important polymers for bone regeneration are described. Fabrication techniques for improving applicability of the the polymers are examined with particular attention to tissue engineering, bone scaffold and drug delivery.

Key words

synthetic polymers

tissue engineering

bone scaffold

hydrogels

drug delivery

6.1 Introduction

Overcoming diseases and providing worldwide medical care are high priorities. Materials science, in conjunction with biotechnology, can meet this challenge ...

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