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A. Dworak, A. Utrata-Wesołek, Ł. Otulakowski, M. Kasprów, B. Trzebicka

Polymers in medicine – direction of development (in English)

Polimery 2019, No 10, 645


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2019.10.1

Summary

The paper constitutes a brief and subjective review of polymeric materials in the contemporary health service. The range of applications of polymeric materialsis discussed, special attention being paid to such materials for the development of carriers of pharmaceutically active species, stents and vascular prostheses, amongst them to the application of „smart” materials for these purposes, layers and scaffolds for the growth of organs and tissues, antifouling layers. The authors try to turn the attention of the reader to there search and intellectual efforts necessary for the development of polymeric materials for the medicine, and conclude about the growing importance of such studies.


Keywords: polymeric materials in medicine, "intelligent” materials, drug carriers, vascular stents and prostheses, orthopedic implants, tissue culture substrates, antifouling layers
e-mail: adworak@cmpw-pan.edu.pl
A. Dworak, A. Utrata-Wesołek, Ł. Otulakowski, M. Kasprów, B. Trzebicka
Polymers in medicine – direction of development (in English)