Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 11, 2015
Previous Article Next Article

Making it stick: the role of structural design in implantable technologies

Author affiliations

Abstract

Designing technologies that work within the human body requires innovation at the interface of biology, engineering, and material sciences. The human body presents a surprisingly hostile environment towards technologies designed to improve health, and recent approaches to these problems have leveraged the links between material form and function to improve implantable systems. The use of physical structure has emerged as a key design parameter in developing these systems, and has recently been applied to make significant progress in the field. Here, we highlight recent studies that demonstrate the innovative use of structure in the design of technologies meant to operate within the human body, with a specific focus on improving their biointegration, delivery, and functionality.

Graphical abstract: Making it stick: the role of structural design in implantable technologies

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was first published on 08 Oct 2015


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C5IB90041G
Citation: Integr. Biol., 2015,7, 1335-1338
  •   Request permissions

    Making it stick: the role of structural design in implantable technologies

    W. Lee, R. L. Leask and C. Moraes, Integr. Biol., 2015, 7, 1335
    DOI: 10.1039/C5IB90041G

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements