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Science. 2002 Feb 8;295(5557):1014-7.

Third-generation biomedical materials.

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Department of Materials and the Tissue Engineering Centre, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BP, UK. l.hench@ic.ac.uk

Abstract

Whereas second-generation biomaterials were designed to be either resorbable or bioactive, the next generation of biomaterials is combining these two properties, with the aim of developing materials that, once implanted, will help the body heal itself.

PMID:
11834817
DOI:
10.1126/science.1067404
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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