Perspective

Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

Abstract

The advance in tissue engineering has demanded biomaterials to exhibit bio-functional capability. The future direction for metallic implants goes toward the combination of the superior mechanical property of metals and the excellent bio-functionality of ceramics and polymers. A future for metallic biomaterials may include their revolutionary use for biodegradable implants. The study of innovative biodegradable metals is one of the most interesting research topics at the forefront of biomaterials in present days.

Keywords

Tissue Engineering Degradation Product Degradation Mechanism Pure Iron Medical Field 
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© The Author(s) 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and Health ScienceUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohorMalaysia

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