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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Advances in material design for regenerative medicine, drug delivery and targeting/imaging

item Shastri, Prasad -
item Liu, Linshu
item Mikos, Antonios -
item Mitragotri, Samir -

Submitted to: Materials Research Society Proceedings
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: May 10, 2009
Publication Date: May 15, 2009
Citation: Shastri, P.V., Liu, L.S., Mikos, A., Mitragotri, S. 2009. Advances in material design for regenerative medicine, drug delivery and targeting/imaging. In: Shastri, V.P., Lendlein, A., Liu, L.S., Mikos, A., Mitragotri, S., editors. Materials Research Society Proceedings. Book. V.1140, p.3-223.

Technical Abstract: Many of the major breakthroughs and paradigm shifts in medicine to date have occurred due to innovations and materials and/or application/implementation of materials in clinical medicine. Artificial heart valves, implantable cardiac devices, limb prosthesis, cardiovascular stents, orthopedic implants, and artificial skin are just a few examples of the numerous applications of materials science in modern-day medicine. The past two decades have seen the emergence of some of the most exciting avenues for innovation in clinical medicine, with materials as its core and include: sustained drug delivery systems, gene therapy, regenerative therapies, and targeting technologies primarily for imaging and tumor targeting.

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