New Polymeric Composite Materials, Chapter 2


Application of Bioactive Composite Green Polymer for the Development of Artificial Organs

Arijit Nath, Tiyasha Kanjilal, Chiranjib Bhattacharjee

Presently, the concept of ‘Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development’ is a guiding source for development of next generation materials, known as composite green polymers. Green composite polymers are used for development of hard tissue implants, such as, artificial bone, spine instrumentation, knee hip replacement and bone cement etc. Moreover green composite polymers are used for soft tissue replacements and implantations, such as, ureter prosthesis, catheters, vascular grafts, tendons and ligaments instead of conventional metal alloy and ceramic. The present chapter represents various applications of green composite polymers in medical technology with special interest on development of artificial organs.

Composite green Polymer, Artificial organs, Hard tissue applications, Soft cell and cartilage, Prosthetic limbs

Published online 11/1/2016, 39 pages


Part of New Polymeric Composite Materials

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