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Medical applications of shape memory polymers

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dc.contributor.author Sokolowski, Witold M.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-04T16:29:59Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-04T16:29:59Z
dc.date.issued 2005-04-03
dc.identifier.citation 3rd International Symposium on Advanced Biomaterials, Montreal, Canada, April 3-6, 2005. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-0564
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39639
dc.description.abstract Shape memory polymers are described here and major advantages in some applications are identified over other medical materials such as shape memory alloys (SMA). A number of medical applications are anticipated for shape memory polymers. Some simple applications are already utilized in medical world, others are in examination process. Lately, several important applications are being considered for CHEM foams for self-deployable vascular and coronary devices. One of these potential applications, the endovascular treatment of aneurysm was experimentally investigated with encouraging results and is described in this paper as well. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2497625 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005. en
dc.subject shape memory polymers (SMP) en
dc.subject cold hibernated elastic memory (CHEM) en
dc.title Medical applications of shape memory polymers en
dc.type Preprint en


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