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Collagen: Emerging Role as a Smart material
It is a natural material of low immunogenicity
Collagen passes of as a a normal constituent rather than a foreign matter when used as a part of a biomedical device and product
Collagen can be processed into a number of biomaterials in the form of sheets, tubes, sponges, powders, fleeces, inject able solutions and dispersions.
Collagen is expected to outsmart the body’s defense mechanism during implant. Collagen based biomaterials today are emerging as smart products of value in human health care.