Special Issue "Biodegradable Magnesium Alloys and Implants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2014)
Magnesium biomaterials are emerging as important candidates for bio-resorbable implant applications. Because magnesium biodegrades via corrosion by the body fluids, the stimulus for hyperplasia is removed and the tendency to restenosis is minimized, while the substrate for local tissue irritation is eliminated. Magnesium has an advantage over biodegradable polymeric stents in that it can have smaller mass for equal mechanical performance and can be better visualized in CT scans. Biodegradable stents have been successfully used in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease and other clinical trials with magnesium alloys have been undertaken. Furthermore, Mg offers key advantage as the deployment material for drug delivery and gene therapy. Research now focuses on developing improved Mg alloys with lower bio-corrosion rates without creating potential toxicity problems related to some alloying elements. Eventual use in biomedical devices also necessitates optimization of the alloys for mechanical performance.
Dr. Mihriban Pekguleryuz
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- magnesium alloys
- biodegradable magnesium implants
- biocorrosion and biocompatibility
- bio absorbable metallic stents
- orthopaedic metallic implants
- toxicity and cell viability