Biocompatibility and fatigue properties of polystyrene-polyisobutylene-polystyrene, an emerging thermoplastic elastomeric biomaterial.

  title={Biocompatibility and fatigue properties of polystyrene-polyisobutylene-polystyrene, an emerging thermoplastic elastomeric biomaterial.},
  author={Miroslawa El Fray and Piotr Prowans and Judit E. Puskas and Volker Altst{\"a}dt},
  volume={7 3},
This paper will discuss the biocompatibility and dynamic fatigue properties of polystyrene-b-polyisobutylene-b-polystyrene thermoplastic elastomer with 30 wt % polystyrene (SIBS30), an emerging FDA-approved biomaterial. SIBS30 is a very soft, transparent biomaterial resembling silicone rubber, with superior mechanical properties. Using the hysteresis method adopted for soft biomaterials, the dynamic fatigue properties of SIBS30 were found to be between those of polyurethane and silicone rubber… Expand
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