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Patrick K. Bowen, Jaroslaw Drelich and Jeremy Goldman Zinc Exhibits Ideal Physiological Corrosion Behavior for Bioabsorbable Stents Advanced Materials 25

Version of Record online: 14 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201300226

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Zinc is proposed as an exciting new biomaterial for use in bioabsorbable cardiac stents. Not only is zinc a physiologically relevant metal with behavior that promotes healthy vessels, but it combines the best behaviors of both current bioabsorbable stent materials: iron and magnesium. Shown here is a composite image of zinc degradation in a murine (rat) artery.

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