Polyurethane for biomedical applications: A review of recent developments

Wenshou Wang, Chun Wang

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Polyurethane is a very important polymeric biomaterial, widely used in the preparation of implants and medical devices. This chapter highlights recent research developments in polyurethanes for biomedical applications, including biocompatibility and biostability evaluation, for drug-controlled release carriers, for cardiovascular implants and for medical supplies. We conclude with an outlook of the future of polyurethane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Design and Manufacture of Medical Devices
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages37
ISBN (Print)9781907568725
StatePublished - Oct 2012


  • Biocompatibility
  • Drug carrier
  • Medical devices
  • Polyurethane


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