Do new biomaterials require new paradigms, or does their introduction to the market create paradigms? It is almost hard to believe that some of the most prominent resorbable biomaterials today have been in use in medical devices since the 1960’s. Although the sum total of human knowledge on material properties and their interactions with human tissues has increased greatly since those days, the final devices used in patients have taken little if any advantage of this new data.
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