polymer

SFB Members Ali Khademhosseini and Nicholas A. Peppas Publish Commentary in Nature: "Make better, safer biomaterials”.

Polymers have a wide range of physical and mechanical properties suited to many purposes in medicine. For example, poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), which resembles bones and teeth, has been used since the 1930s for dental implants and hip replacements.