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Materials for the 21st Century$
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David Segal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198804079

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198804079.001.0001

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Healthcare

Healthcare

The Benefits of Materials

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(p.43) 5 Healthcare
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Materials for the 21st Century
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David Segal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804079.003.0005

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.

Keywords:   antimicrobial resistance, coronary stents, magnetic resonance imaging, biologic drugs, lasers, drug delivery, bioprinting

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