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Third-Generation Biomedical Materials

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Science  08 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5557, pp. 1014-1017
DOI: 10.1126/science.1067404

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Whereas second-generation biomaterials were designed to be either resorbable or bioactive, the next generation of biomaterials is combining these two properties, with the aim of developing materials that, once implanted, will help the body heal itself.

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