Third-generation biomedical materials.

@article{Hench2002ThirdgenerationBM,
  title={Third-generation biomedical materials.},
  author={Larry L. Hench and Julia M P Polak},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={295 5557},
  pages={1014-7}
}
Whereas second-generation biomaterials were designed to be either resorbable or bioactive, the next generation of biomaterials is combining these two properties, with the aim of developing materials that, once implanted, will help the body heal itself. 
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