Submitted to: Materials Research Society Proceedings
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/10/2009
Publication Date: 5/15/2009
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. Interpretive Summary:
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.