Tensile testing as a novel method for quantitatively evaluating bioabsorbable material degradation.

@article{Bowen2012TensileTA,
  title={Tensile testing as a novel method for quantitatively evaluating bioabsorbable material degradation.},
  author={Patrick K. Bowen and Jesse A Gelbaugh and Phillip J Mercier and Jeremy Goldman and Jaroslaw W. Drelich},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials},
  year={2012},
  volume={100 8},
  pages={2101-13}
}
Bioabsorbable metallic materials have become a topic of interest in the field of interventional cardiology because of their potential application in stents. A well-defined, quantitative method for evaluating the degradation rate of candidate materials is currently needed in this area. In this study, biodegradation of 0.25-mm iron and magnesium wires was simulated in vitro through immersion in cell-culture medium with and without a fibrin coating (meant to imitate the neointima). The immersed… CONTINUE READING

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