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Biodegradable magnesium alloys as next-gen implants

By Maja Bosanac
17 November 2013

kist-magnesium-alloy-1Scientists at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have succeeded in developing high strength, biodegradable and bioabsorbable Magnesium (Mg), Calcium (Ca) and Zink (Zn) alloys. These alloys have great mechanical properties such as high strength, good tissue compatibility, and medically acceptable corrosion rate. That makes them ideal for next generation of implants used… »