Ultrafine grained metallic materials for permanent and bioresorbable medical implants

Plenary Lecture by Yuri Estrin (Monash University)

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Audimax, TU Darmstadt

Contemporary development of metallic implant materials is driven by the biocompatibility requirements combined with the need for improved mechanical performance of biomedical implants. Different paradigms govern this development for permanent and temporary (bioresorbable) implants. While materials for permanent implants, e.g. for bone or tooth replacement, obviously need to be as inert in bodily fluids as possible, those for temporary implants must degrade at a rate comparable with the rate of tissue healing. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)