BIOMATERIAL FOR SOFT TISSUE REPLACEMENTS

David N. Ku, Jin Wu Fan

Abstract

Typical biomaterials are stiff, difficult to manufacture, and not initially developed for medical implants. A new biomaterial is proposed that is similar to human soft tissue. The biomaterial provides mechanical properties similar to soft tissue in its mechanical and physical properties. Characterization is performed for modulus of elasticity, ultimate strength and wear resistance. The material further exhibits excellent biocompatibility with little toxicity and low inflammation. The material can be molded into a variety of anatomic shapes for use as a cartilage replacement, heart valve, and reconstructive implant for trauma victims. The biomaterial may be suitable for several biodevices of the future aimed at soft-tissue replacements.

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in Harvard Style

N. Ku D. and Wu Fan J. (2008). BIOMATERIAL FOR SOFT TISSUE REPLACEMENTS . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111- 17-3, pages 23-29. DOI: 10.5220/0001048500230029


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices08,
author={David N. Ku and Jin Wu Fan},
title={BIOMATERIAL FOR SOFT TISSUE REPLACEMENTS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={23-29},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001048500230029},
isbn={978-989-8111- 17-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - BIOMATERIAL FOR SOFT TISSUE REPLACEMENTS
SN - 978-989-8111- 17-3
AU - N. Ku D.
AU - Wu Fan J.
PY - 2008
SP - 23
EP - 29
DO - 10.5220/0001048500230029