Acta Biomater 2021 May 9. Epub 2021 May 9.
Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, India; Center for Biosystems Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, India. Electronic address:
A large population of patients is reported to suffer from urinary bladder-associated irreversible physiological disorders, rationalizing a continuous surge for structural and functional substitutes of urinary tissues, including ureters, bladder-wall, and urethra. The current gold standard for bladder reconstruction, an autologous gastrointestinal graft, is proven not to be an ideal substitute in the clinic. While addressing this unmet clinical need, a unique set of antimicrobial polydimethyl siloxane-modified polyurethanes (TPU/PDMS) is designed and assessed for its potential application as a urological implant. Read More