The challenge to improve the response of biomaterials to the physiological environment.

  title={The challenge to improve the response of biomaterials to the physiological environment.},
  author={Nicholas A Peppas and John R Clegg},
  journal={Regenerative biomaterials},
  volume={3 2},
New applications of biomaterials often require advanced structures containing synthetic and natural components that are tuned to provide properties unique to a specific application. We discuss how structural characteristics of biomaterials, especially hydrophilic ones, can be used in conjunction with non-ideal thermodynamics to develop advanced medical systems. We show a number of examples of biocompatible, intelligent biomaterials that can be used for organ replacement, biosensors, precise… CONTINUE READING
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