November 15, 2021

New technology can help improve various materials implanted into the human body

Medical materials that can be inserted into the human body have been used for decades in the field of regenerative medicine – for example, stents that can help dilate clogged blood vessels and implants that can replace teeth or bones. The prolonged use of these materials can result in serious adverse effects and loss of various functions – for example, inflammatory responses, generation of fibrous tissues around the material, and generation of blood clots that block blood vessels.

Recently, a Korean research team has drawn attention for developing a technology to reduce the adverse effects by accumulating the peripheral substances of cells on the surfaces of the materials. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has released an announcement that the research team of Dr. Yoon Ki Joung, from the Center for Biomaterials, has successfully developed a material…

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