Improving Biomedical Implants

UCI researcher Wendy Liu is trying to make the lifesaving devices less life-threatening

Every year, more than half a million people in the United States undergo surgery for biomedical implants – like stents or heart valves – intended to save their lives, according to the American Heart Association. Unfortunately, these devices themselves can sometimes cause a potentially fatal immune system response.

To help prevent this, UC Irvine biomedical engineer Wendy Liu is researching safer coatings for implants that dissolve inside the body when their work is done.

Improving Biomedical Implants [UCIrvine Today]

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