Triggered, nanostructured biodegradables (TNBs) for surgical implants

Richard Gordon, Stephen M. Levin, Ille C. Gebeshuber

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    Abstract

    In medicine, objects that need to be removed later - such as stents - are commonly placed in patients, with the time of removal dependent on progress of the patient. In these cases biodegradable materials that last for a specific time may not be suitable. We propose a new class of nanostructured materials that can hold their form as long as wanted, Triggered, Nanostructured Biodegradables (TNBs), that can be disintegrated to micro- or nanoscaled components when externally triggered on command to do so. DNA nanotensegrity microstructures, metastable foams, nanobots and other bioinspired disintegratable scaffold structures are given as potential examples.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)284-289
    Number of pages6
    JournalMicro and Nanosystems
    Volume3
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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    Keywords

    • Modular nanobot dental braces
    • Nanobots
    • Prince rupert's drops
    • Stents
    • Surgical implants
    • Tektites
    • Tensegrity
    • Triggered nanostructured biodegradables

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    Triggered, nanostructured biodegradables (TNBs) for surgical implants. / Gordon, Richard; Levin, Stephen M.; Gebeshuber, Ille C.

    In: Micro and Nanosystems, Vol. 3, No. 4, 12.2011, p. 284-289.

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    Gordon, Richard ; Levin, Stephen M. ; Gebeshuber, Ille C. / Triggered, nanostructured biodegradables (TNBs) for surgical implants. In: Micro and Nanosystems. 2011 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 284-289.
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