Synthetic biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications

Satyavrata Samavedi, Lauren K. Poindexter, Mark Van Dyke, Aaron S. Goldstein

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52 Scopus citations


Synthetic biomaterials for regenerative medicine (RM) range from nondegradable classic materials like metals that primarily replace damaged tissues to degradable polymers that regenerate tissue structure and function. This chapter discusses the properties of several classes of synthetic materials commonly used in RM, including metals, ceramics, nondegradable polymers, degradable polymers, and hydrogels. Under each class, the merits and limitations of specific materials are reported. Furthermore, clinical and in vivo applications of several of these materials are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRegenerative Medicine Applications in Organ Transplantation
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780123985231
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Ceramics
  • Degradable polyesters
  • Hydrogels
  • Metals
  • Nondegradable polymers
  • Polyanhydrides
  • Polyorthoesters
  • Polyphosphazenes
  • Polyphosphoesters
  • Regenerative medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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