Adhesivos poliméricos en biomedicina: apósitos, reparaciones quirúrgicas y reconstrucciones dentales

  1. Gerardo Asensio 1
  2. María Puertas-Bartolomé
  3. Barbara Pérez-Köhler
  4. Gemma Pascual 2
  5. Juan Manuel Bellón
  6. Blanca Vázquez-Lasa
  7. Luis Rojo 1
  1. 1 Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros (ICTP-CSIC)
  2. 2 Universidad de Alcalá

    Universidad de Alcalá

    Alcalá de Henares, España


Revista de plásticos modernos: Ciencia y tecnología de polímeros

ISSN: 0034-8708

Year of publication: 2020

Issue Title: Salud y bienestar

Volume: 120

Issue: 761

Type: Article

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Wound closure, surgical repairs and tissue reconstruction are common procedures in current medicine. These procedures involve attaching the surfaces of biological tissues or ensuring implanted devices such as surgical meshes or grafts. Biomedical adhesive systems can perform these functions by minimizing the invasiveness of the treatment and reducing the additional trauma caused by conventionally used elements such as sutures and staples. In addition, current research lines are expanding the potential application of bioadhesives by designing new advanced systems that not only adhere to tissues, but also bring additional properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and/or antibacterial abilities to enhance their performance. The following article lists a representative selection of the most widely used types of biomedical adhesive systems in medicine together with the most promising research in this field