Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health

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August 4, 2014

Antioxidant Biomaterial Promotes Healing

When a foreign material like a medical device or surgical implant is put inside the human body, the body always respond--and not always in a good way. For the first time ever, Dr. Guillermo Ameer and his team have created a biodegradable biomaterial that is inherently antioxidant. The material can be used to create elastomers, liquids that turn into gels, or solids for building devices that are more compatible with cells and tissues. Read more at Northwestern.edu

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