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The evolution of cardiovascular stent materials and surfaces in response to clinical drivers: A review Print

Abstract

This review examines cardiovascular stent materials from the perspective of a range of clinical drivers and the materials that have been developed in response to these drivers. The review is generally chronological and outlines how stent materials have evolved from initial basic stainless steel devices all the way through to the novel biodegradable devices currently being explored. Where appropriate, pre-clinical or clinical data that influenced decisions and selections along the way is referenced. Opinions are given as to the merit and direction of various ongoing and future developments.

 
ABOUT ACTA BIOMATERIALIA Print

Acta Biomaterialia is an international journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research reports, review papers and communications in the broadly defined field of biomaterials science. The emphasis of the journal is on the relationship between biomaterial structure and function at all length scales. The journal is committed to rapid peer-review and publication.

The scope of Acta Biomaterialia includes:

  • Hypothesis-driven design of biomaterials
  • Biomaterial surface science linking structure to biocompatibility, including protein adsorption and cellular interactions
  • Biomaterial mechanical characterization and modeling at all scales
  • Molecular, statistical and other types of modeling applied to capture biomaterial behavior
  • Interactions of biological species with defined surfaces
  • Combinatorial approaches to biomaterial development
  • Structural biology as it relates structure to function for biologically derived materials that have application as a medical material, or as it aids in understanding the biological response to biomaterials
  • Methods for biomaterial characterization
  • Processing of biomaterials to achieve specific functionality
  • Materials development for arrayed genomic and proteomic screening
 


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