Mechanical properties, in vitro degradation behavior, hemocompatibility and cytotoxicity evaluation of Zn–1.2Mg alloy for biodegradable implants

@inproceedings{Shen2016MechanicalPI,
  title={Mechanical properties, in vitro degradation behavior, hemocompatibility and cytotoxicity evaluation of Zn–1.2Mg alloy for biodegradable implants},
  author={Chao Shen and Xi-wei Liu and Bo Wen Fan and Pingheng Lan and F. Y. Zhou and Xiaokang Li and Hailiang Wang and X. L. Xiao and Li Li and Shen Li Zhao and Zheng Guo and Zhongjie J. Pu and Yufeng Zheng},
  year={2016}
}
Zn, which is a promising alternative candidate as a biodegradable implant material, possesses excellent biocompatibility and biodegradability. However, the insufficiency of its strength and hardness has largely limited its application. Nevertheless, adding alloying elements and mechanical forming by extrusion have generally enhanced its mechanical properties. In the present work, Zn–1.2Mg alloy has been designed and treated by extrusion. Experimental results demonstrated that the studied alloys… CONTINUE READING