Advances in the Development of Biodegradable Polymeric Materials for Indispensable Applications in the Biomedical Field

Citation:
Darwish, L., M. Abdallah, H. Ibrahim, M. Farag, and S. Mehanny, "Advances in the Development of Biodegradable Polymeric Materials for Indispensable Applications in the Biomedical Field", Encyclopedia of Materials: Plastics and Polymers Vol 4: ELSEVIER, 2022.

Abstract:

Since their emergence, biodegradable polymers have revolutionized the biomedical engineering field. Their high biocompatibility, tailorability, versatility along with easy processability, highly nominated these biomaterials for fabricating biodegradable medical implants. The introduction of this biomaterial class led to an astounding change in the concept of the medical implants from traditionally being bioinert to the nowadays bioactive implants that are capable of not only stimulating certain biological responses but also delivering various drugs and bioactive molecules. In that light, this article will present the frontiers of the world of biodegradable polymers and their indispensable applications in the biomedical field.