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Nature. 2004 Apr 1;428(6982):487-92.

Designing materials for biology and medicine.

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Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building E25-342, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA. rlanger@mit.edu

Abstract

Biomaterials have played an enormous role in the success of medical devices and drug delivery systems. We discuss here new challenges and directions in biomaterials research. These include synthetic replacements for biological tissues, designing materials for specific medical applications, and materials for new applications such as diagnostics and array technologies.

PMID:
15057821
DOI:
10.1038/nature02388
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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