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Third-Generation Biomedical Materials

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

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Abstract

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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