The Benefits of Materials
Chapter 5 describes the role of materials in healthcare. It covers use of superconducting alloys in magnetic resonance imaging and lasers in medicine. Biologic drugs that are monoclonal antibodies are described as well as their preparation by recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) technology. It also covers aspects of drug delivery, nanoparticles in medicine and shape-memory alloys used in coronary stents. Antimicrobial resistance is discussed, as is bioprinting.
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