|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Biodegradable Materials for Medical Applications
||Opportunities Offered by Zinc Alloys for Degradable Implants: Recent Trends and Developments
||Ehsan Mostaed, Malgorzata Sikora-Jasinska, Ana Laura Ramirez-Ledesma, Lucie Lévesque, Diego Mantovani, Maurizio Vedani
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The research on biodegradable alloys for devices, simultaneously showing suitable mechanical properties as well as desirable degradation rate in a uniform manner, is still an open challenge. Over the last decade, extensive research works have been carried out especially on Magnesium- and Iron-based alloys. During the last few years, Zinc has been introduced to the biomedical community as a further potential material for biodegradable implants due to its almost ideal corrosion rate and controllable mechanical properties. The present contribution is aimed at summarizing the peculiar properties of zinc and to highlight recent development about novel Zinc alloys specifically developed for this application. Results will be presented about the effects of a number of potential alloying elements to Zinc in terms of achievable microstructure, mechanical performance, corrosion behavior and cytotoxicity.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume