Responsive biomaterials : advances in materials based on shape-memory polymers

Hardy, John George and Palma, Matteo and Wind, Shalom and Biggs, Manus (2016) Responsive biomaterials : advances in materials based on shape-memory polymers. Advanced Materials, 28 (27). pp. 5717-5724. ISSN 0935-9648

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Shape-memory polymers (SMPs) are morphologically responsive materials with potential for a variety of biomedical applications, particularly as devices for minimally invasive surgery and the delivery of therapeutics and cells for tissue engineering. A brief introduction to SMPs is followed by a discussion of the current progress toward the development of SMP-based biomaterials for clinically relevant biomedical applications.

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Advanced Materials
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hardy, J. G., Palma, M., Wind, S. J. and Biggs, M. J. (2016), Responsive Biomaterials: Advances in Materials Based on Shape-Memory Polymers. Adv. Mater., 28: 5717–5724. doi:10.1002/adma.201505417 which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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?? biomaterialsdrug deliveryminimally invasive surgeriesshape-memory polymerstissue engineeringmechanics of materialsmaterials science(all)mechanical engineeringsdg 3 - good health and well-being ??
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