Biodegradable elastomers for biomedical applications and regenerative medicine

Written by Regenerative Medicine

Review by Erhan Bat, Zheng Zhang, Jan Feijen, Dirk W Grijpma & André A Poot (MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology, The Netherlands) on the types of polymers and mechanisms of biomedical device degradation and erosion in relation to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Tissue engineering is an alternative to approaches such as organ transplantation and reconstructive survey for repairing or replacing damaged or diseased body parts. However, these engineered scaffolds or implants can suffer from erosion and degradation over time. This Review by Erhan Bat, Zheng Zhang, Jan Feijen, Dirk W Grijpma and André A Poot (MIRA Institute for Biomedical...

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