• Harith Al-Moameri Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, W2033 Lafferre Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, United States
  • Dalia Adil Rasool Materials Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Zainab Majid Nahi Medical Instrumentation Engineering Technical Department, Electrical Engineering Technical College, Middle Technical University, Baghdad, Iraq




Biomaterial, gel, biomedical, polymer, biomechanics, tissue, hydrogels


The research provides a concise overview of numerous biomedical and biomechanics uses for polymer-based materials in medical applications. Polymer-based materials are used to repair or enhance the functionality of tissues or organs damaged or disjointed in the context of implants and medical equipment, thereby enhancing patients’ well-being. The critical criterion for selecting the biomaterial is its appropriateness to the body. Polymer-based material must have certain essential characteristics to enable lengthy-term use. This family of materials, which may execute stimuli-induced active motions, includes shape-changing and shape-memory polymers as examples. Significant interest in the area of biomedicine has developed for these materials over the last 20 years, especially in minimally invasive surgeries. In this regard, the development of novel antimicrobial technologies for biomedical implementations depends heavily on polymeric biomaterials and would continue to do so. This review article focuses on the properties and applications of smart polymers application, biomolecule conjugates of smart polymers on surfaces, and Forms of smart polymeric biomaterials. This article presents an overview of the scope of application of the three polymeric-based materials.


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How to Cite

Al-Moameri, H., Adil Rasool, D. ., & Majid Nahi, Z. . (2022). A REVIEW OF POLYMER-BASED MATERIALS USED IN BIOMATERIALS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS. Journal of Engineering and Sustainable Development, 26(5), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.31272/jeasd.26.5.1