Electroactive Polymers in Biomedicine

Authored by: Kashish Gupta

Electroactive Polymeric Materials

Print publication date:  April  2022
Online publication date:  April  2022

Print ISBN: 9781032002804
eBook ISBN: 9781003173502
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Electroactive polymers (EAPs) have intrinsic conducting properties and are widely used in biomedicine, because of their easy preparation and flexibility when modifying the chemical and physical properties based on the requirement. In addition, EAPs can stimulate cells when a current is applied and mimic muscle activity. Popular EAP products in the market include two-dimensional coatings and blends, three-dimensional materials (i.e., artificial muscles), and porous materials that are used as scaffolds. EAPs are used in tissue engineering, drug delivery and to form antimicrobial films. Recently, conjugated dielectric polymers have been used to make implantable devices.

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