Predicting the degradation behavior of advanced medical devices

Polymer materials play a vital role in today's medicine. While many applications demand for long-lasting devices, others benefit from materials that disintegrate once their job is done. The design of such materials largely depends on the capability...

Predicting the degradation behavior of advanced medical devices
Polymer materials play a vital role in today's medicine. While many applications demand for long-lasting devices, others benefit from materials that disintegrate once their job is done. The design of such materials largely depends on the capability to predict their degradation behavior. A team of researchers established a method to faster and more reliably predict the degradation of these polymer materials with sophisticated molecular architectures.