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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