A Critical Review on Polymeric Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications

Cheirmadurai Kalirajan, Amey Dukle, Arputharaj Joseph Nathanael, Tae-Hwan Oh, Geetha Manivasagam
2021 Polymers  
Natural and synthetic polymers have been explored for many years in the field of tissue engineering and regeneration. Researchers have developed many new strategies to design successful advanced polymeric biomaterials. In this review, we summarized the recent notable advancements in the preparation of smart polymeric biomaterials with self-healing and shape memory properties. We also discussed novel approaches used to develop different forms of polymeric biomaterials such as films, hydrogels
more » ... 3D printable biomaterials. In each part, the applications of the biomaterials in soft and hard tissue engineering with their in vitro and in vivo effects are underlined. The future direction of the polymeric biomaterials that could pave a path towards successful clinical implications is also underlined in this review.
doi:10.3390/polym13173015 pmid:34503054 fatcat:yd2wg55g3ram7dgiivtxtyt43y