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Created by "material of the future '

February 8 2007
17:55

A unique biomaterial called bioplastotan, who have already dubbed "the material of the future" for medicine, created by scientists from the Krasnoyarsk Institute of Biophysics, Siberian Branch of RAS.

Head of the Laboratory of the Institute, Doctor of Biological Sciences Tatiana Volova reported that "its peculiarity is that the polymer is not manufactured from synthetic substances, and from microorganisms. He is due to it can fully decompose in the environment and bio-compatible. Creator bioplastotana reported that "this material can be widely applied in many fields, including medicine, pharmacology, food industry, in agriculture."

In medicine, it can be used in cardiovascular surgery and transplantation. Threads of bioplastotana can restore blood vessels, and then the thread will resolve itself and will not have a blood clot, Volkov explained. The material is very durable and able to compete even with metal prostheses, because of its properties, it can replace bone tissue.

When performing the most complex medical operations can use special flexible filaments and films of this material. One ton of this unique man-made biopolymers, projected to cost 5 to 10 thousand dollars. Analogues of these scientific developments in the world does not exist. Reportedly Izvestia

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