Biodegradable metal for implantable medical devices clinically approved

11/13/2013 - 00:00

This biodegradable and bioabsorbable metal decomposes from 6 months to 2 years after being transplanted into human body and hence, medical devices made with these materials are expected to reshape the landscape in the field of fracture treatment, as it reminders second operation to take out the device after patient recovery obsolete. KIST Consortium Consortium participated by U & I (Co.), ASAN Medical Center and Seoul National University (led by Dr. Seok, Hyun-kwang of KIST Biomedical Research Institute) succeeded in developing high strength/low biodegradable metal made from basic elements and minerals essential to human body.