Scientists at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials, ARCI and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram have jointly developed new generation Iron-Manganese based alloys for biodegradable metal implants for use in humans.
These biodegradable materials which can participate in the healing process and then degrade gradually by maintaining the mechanical integrity without leaving any implant residues in the human body are better alternatives to currently used metallic implants which remain permanently in the human body. Based on the impressive results, the ARCI team is certain that the newly developed alloys are suitable for biodegradable stent and orthopedic implant applications. Invivo and in-vitro studies are being planned at Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences by the team.
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