Capturing the Full Power of Biomaterials for Military Medicine: Report of a Workshop
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Recent results in biomaterials R&D suggest that there are exceptional opportunities for these emerging materials in military medicine. To facilitate this possibility, the National Research Council convened a workshop at the request of the Department of Defense to help create a technology development roadmap to enhance military R&D into biomaterials technology. The workshop focused primarily on identifying useful near- and mid-term applications of biomaterials including wound care, tissue engineering, drug delivery, and physiological sensors and diagnostics. This report presents a summary of the workshop. It provides a review of biomaterials and their importance to military medicine, the roadmap, and a discussion of ways to enable biomaterials development. Several important outcomes of successful capture of potential benefits of these materials are also discussed.

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54 pages | 8 1/2 x 11
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ISBN: 978-0-309-09283-8
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National Research Council. Capturing the Full Power of Biomaterials for Military Medicine: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2004.

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