Zinc exhibits physiological corrosion behavior for bioabsorbable stents
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
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.
Drelich, J. W.,
Zinc exhibits physiological corrosion behavior for bioabsorbable stents.
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