The University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen's College, Birmingham, and Mason Science College, making it the first English civic or 'red brick' university to receive its own royal charter.
Researchers Develop a Thermoplastic Biomaterial for Medical Applications 🔬👨🔬💉
Researchers at the University of Birmingham and Duke University have successfully designed a polyester based biomaterial which enables them to control that rate at which it degrades along with its mechanical properties. Biological tissues are synthetic with varying elasticity which makes it considerably difficult to design biomaterials which have the right physical characteristics and can also degrade in the body as the chemistry used to develop a material's mechanical properties will also effect the rate of degradation.