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Publikācija: Biodegradable Materials and Metallic Implants - A Review

Publication Type Publication (anonimusly reviewed) in a journal with an international editorial board indexed in other databases
Funding for basic activity Research project
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Biodegradable Materials and Metallic Implants - A Review
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.5 Materials engineering
Authors Mythili Prakasam
Jānis Ločs
Kristīne Šalma-Ancāne
Dagnija Loča
Alain Largeteau
Līga Bērziņa-Cimdiņa
Keywords bioceramics; biocomposites; biodegradable metal alloys; bioimplants
Abstract Recent progress made in biomaterials and their clinical applications is well known. In the last five decades, great advances have been made in the field of biomaterials, including ceramics, glasses, polymers, composites, glass-ceramics and metal alloys. A variety of bioimplants are currently used in either one of the aforesaid forms. Some of these materials are designed to degrade or to be resorbed inside the body rather than removing the implant after its function is served. Many properties such as mechanical properties, non-toxicity, surface modification, degradation rate, biocompatibility, and corrosion rate and scaffold design are taken into consideration. The current review focuses on state-of-the-art biodegradable bioceramics, polymers, metal alloys and a few implants that employ bioresorbable/biodegradable materials. The essential functions, properties and their critical factors are discussed in detail, in addition to their challenges to be overcome.
DOI: 10.3390/jfb8040044
Hyperlink: http://www.mdpi.com/2079-4983/8/4/44 
Reference Prakasam, M., Ločs, J., Šalma-Ancāne, K., Loča, D., Largeteau, A., Bērziņa-Cimdiņa, L. Biodegradable Materials and Metallic Implants - A Review. Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 2017, Vol.8, Iss.4, pp.1-15. ISSN 2079-4983. Available from: doi:10.3390/jfb8040044
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