Polymers can be made to interact with biological systems in a specific way for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. Polymers can have their chemical composition and structure changed to improve desired qualities including biodegradability, biocompatibility, and mechanical strength.
Biomedical polymers are a type of material that is meant to work in harmony with the human body, and they are used to make a growing variety of artificial organs and replacement components. Natural polymers, biodegradable polymers, block copolymers, and dendrimers are just a few of the natural and synthetic biopolymers in our extensive catalog.
Biomedical polymers have been extensively developed for many biomedical applications such as therapeutic drug delivery, disease detection and diagnosis, biosensing, regenerative medicine, and disease treatment.
Fig 1. Various applications of biomedical polymers.
Through their use in medical devices and drug delivery systems for tissue-blood interactions, biomedical polymers have played and will continue to play an important role in how we support and treat patients suffering from a range of diseases.
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