Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0266-3538(00)00241-4
Title: Biomedical applications of polymer-composite materials: A review
Authors: Ramakrishna, S. 
Mayer, J.
Wintermantel, E.
Leong, K.W.
Keywords: Biocomposites
Bioengineering
Biomaterials
Biomedical engineering
Implants
Medical devices
Polymer composites
Prosthesis
Issue Date: Jul-2001
Source: Ramakrishna, S., Mayer, J., Wintermantel, E., Leong, K.W. (2001-07). Biomedical applications of polymer-composite materials: A review. Composites Science and Technology 61 (9) : 1189-1224. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0266-3538(00)00241-4
Abstract: An overview of various biomedical applications of polymer-composite materials reported in the literature over the last 30 years is presented in this paper. For the benefit of the readers, general information regarding structure and function of tissues, types and purpose of implants/medical devices, and various other materials used, are also briefly presented. Different types of polymer composite that are already in use or are investigated for various biomedical applications are presented. Specific advantages of using polymer-composite biomaterials in selected applications are also highlighted. The paper also examines the critical issues and scientific challenges that require further research and development of polymer composite materials for their increased acceptance in the biomedical industry. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Composites Science and Technology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/59639
ISSN: 02663538
DOI: 10.1016/S0266-3538(00)00241-4
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