A biomaterial is any substance that has been developed to be biocompatible for interaction with biological systems. There are two types of biomaterials: synthetic and natural.
Metals, polymers, and ceramics make up synthetic materials, whereas natural biomaterials generated from natural sources include animal tissues or are developed in the laboratory. Some tissues are obtained from animals such as cows or pigs.
The interaction of these biomaterials with the human body assists in the treatment, augmentation, repair, or replacement of bodily tissue.
Superior biomaterial qualities, increased government funding and assistance for research purposes rise in wound healing treatments and plastic surgeries, expanding elderly population, rising prevalence of cardiovascular illnesses, increasing awareness of regenerative medicine,
The high rate of orthopaedic problems and growing demand for implanted devices drive the biomaterials market.
The North America Biomaterial Market accounted for $XX Billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2022 to 2027.
A team from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and Duke University in the United States developed the material, a form of polyester, for application in soft tissue repair or flexible bioelectronics.
It is exceedingly challenging to create materials that reliably reproduce the requisite elasticity and strength of biological tissues while also biodegrading over an adequate duration.
This is due to the fact that the chemistry employed to develop a material’s mechanical qualities will often influence the pace at which it degrades.
The team has now demonstrated how the addition of succinic acid – a naturally occurring substance within the body – may be utilised to modulate the deterioration rate.
Researchers demonstrated how the polyester biomaterial progressively degrades over a four-month period, with healthy tissues growing into and finally replacing the implant in a recent study published in Nature Communications. Rat tests were also conducted to establish the material’s biocompatibility and safety.
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