Title

Zinc exhibits physiological corrosion behavior for bioabsorbable stents

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-14-2013

Department

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Abstract

Zinc is proposed as an exciting new biomaterial for use in bioabsorbable cardiac stents. Not only is zinc a physiologically relevant metal with behavior that promotes healthy vessels, but it combines the best behaviors of both current bioabsorbable stent materials: iron and magnesium. Shown here is a composite image of zinc degradation in a murine (rat) artery.

Publisher's Statement

© 2013 WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Publisher's version of record: https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201300226

Publication Title

Advanced Materials

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