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Biomaterials and Devices in Soft Tissue Augmentation

  • Vasif Hasirci
  • Nesrin Hasirci
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Abstract

Soft tissues constitute a significant portion of the human body, and the ECM of the soft tissues are made up of mainly collagen, as the strong material, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate as the water and form retaining materials, and elastin as the elasticity component. Biomaterials are designed and used to support their performance and to substitute them when there is a need. The following are the systems and materials to do just that.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasif Hasirci
    • 1
  • Nesrin Hasirci
    • 2
  1. 1.BIOMATEN Center of Excellence in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, and Department of Biological SciencesMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.BIOMATEN Center of Excellence in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, and Department of ChemistryMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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