Volume 93 Issue 5 | p. 28 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 2, 2015

One Biomaterial Composition Won’t Work For All Applications

Changes in tissue microenvironment with disease state affect biomaterial performance
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: biomaterials, adhesive, biocompatibility

Tissue microenvironment affects the performance of implanted biomaterials, suggesting that one implant composition won’t work for all applications, according to a report in Science Translational Medicine (2015, DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaa1616). Natalie Artzi of MIT and Harvard Medical School and coworkers assessed interactions between an adhesive biomaterial and healthy or diseased colon tissue. The biomaterial is a hydrogel formed from . . .

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