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TitleBiopolymers in medical implants: a brief review
Author(s)Rebelo, Rita
Fernandes, Margarida Maria Macedo
Fangueiro, Raúl
KeywordsBiopolymers
Chitosan
Medical implants
Silk
PLA
Medical implants;PLA
Issue date2017
PublisherElsevier Science BV
JournalProcedia Engineering
Abstract(s)Biopolymers have been established as a promising class of materials with a wide range of applications, of which medicine stands out. Characteristics such as biocompatibility, biodegradation and non cytotoxicity make these material excellent candidates to be used in implantable materials. This review paper examines the potential of different biopolymers including polylactic acid (PLA), silk or chitosan, for application in implantable medical devices.
TypeConference paper
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/47347
ISBN978-972-8600-29-7
DOI10.1016/j.proeng.2017.07.034
ISSN1877-7058
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
Appears in Collections:DET/2C2T - Comunicações em congressos internacionais com arbitragem científica

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