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Yasemin Budama-Kilinc, Rabia Cakir-Koc, Ilke Kurt, Kubra Gozutok, Busra Ozkan, Burcu Ozkan and Ibrahim Isildak
Polymer-based biocomposites consist of two or more different polymers that
exhibit superior and unique properties when bound together. Currently, a large variety
of composites are being produced in order to meet the requirements of numerous
biomedical applications. This chapter focuses on synthetic polymer science, which aids
in the design of novel materials for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. In
terms of current biomedical technology, many rapid developments in modern medicine
have been influenced by the utilization of synthetic polymeric biocomposites (SPBc).
This chapter will illuminate the advantages, specific mechanical properties,
manufacturing methods, and wide range of applications (i.e. dental, orthopedic and
cardiovascular applications, drug delivery systems, artificial skin, artificial cornea,
surgical sutures, and biosensors) of SPBc.
Artificial Cornea, Artificial Skin, Artificial Tendons, Biocomposite,
Biocomposite Production, Biomaterial, Biosensor, Dental, Drug Delivery,
Implant, Ligament, Orthopedic, Polymer.
Faculty of Chemistry and Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Yildiz Technical University, Davutpasa St., 34210 Esenler, Istanbul, Turkey.