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Biomaterials. The Behavior of Stainless Steel as a Biomaterial

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  • Sanda VISAN

    () (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Rodica Filofteia POPESCU

    () (Bagdasar-Arseni Emergency Clinic Hospital, Bucharest, Romania)

Abstract

The biomaterials belong to the broad range of biocompatible chemical substances (sometimes even an element), which can be used for a period of time to treat or replace a tissue, organ or function of the human body. These materials bring many advantages in the diagnosis, prevention and medical therapy, reducing downtime for patients, restoring their biological functions, improving hospital management. The market in Romania sells a wide range of biomaterials for dental, cardiovascular medicine, renal, etc. Scientific research contributes to the discovery of new biomaterials or testing known biomaterials, for finding new applications. The paper exemplifies this contribution by presenting the testing of passive stainless steel behaviour in albumin solution using technique of cyclic voltammetry. It was shown that passivation contribute to increased stability of stainless steel implants to corrosive body fluids.

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  • Sanda VISAN & Rodica Filofteia POPESCU, 2011. "Biomaterials. The Behavior of Stainless Steel as a Biomaterial," Economia. Seria Management, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 14(1), pages 177-183, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:econmn:v:14:y:2011:i:1:p:177-183
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    Keywords

    biological environment; biomaterials; corrosion; cyclic voltammetry; stainless steel.;

    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • L61 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Metals and Metal Products; Cement; Glass; Ceramics
    • Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation

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