Terminology for biorelated polymers and applications (IUPAC Recommendations 2012)

@article{Vert2012TerminologyFB,
  title={Terminology for biorelated polymers and applications (IUPAC Recommendations 2012)},
  author={Michel Vert and Yoshiharu Doi and Karl-Heinz Hellwich and Michael James Hess and Philip Hodge and Przemysław Kubisa and Marguerite Rinaudo and François Schu{\'e}},
  journal={Pure and Applied Chemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={84},
  pages={377 - 410}
}
Like most of the materials used by humans, polymeric materials are proposed in the literature and occasionally exploited clinically, as such, as devices or as part of devices, by surgeons, dentists, and pharmacists to treat traumata and diseases. Applications have in common the fact that polymers function in contact with animal and human cells, tissues, and/or organs. More recently, people have realized that polymers that are used as plastics in packaging, as colloidal suspension in paints, and… 
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