Segmented Polyurethane: A New Elastomer for Biomedical Applications

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Science  15 Dec 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3807, pp. 1481-1482
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3807.1481


A segmented polyurethane elastomer, originally developed for elastic thread, is now being used for molded prostheses. Performance of this material when used for components of a heart-assist system warrants a thorough investigation of its effectiveness in a variety of biomedical devices.