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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
In vitro testing method for implants

Development and validation of an in vitro short-time testing method for the prediction of the in vivo behavior of absorbable metallic implant materials

Bioresorbable magnesium implants are considered as promising biomaterials of the future in the surgery. In vitro testing for qualification of magnesium materials as biomaterials is a big challenge, because the material behavior has to be predicted for a long period of time. There is a generally great demand for qualification of materials for application as bioresorbable implants without referring to animal experiments. The aim of the project is the development of a short-term corrosion fatigue testing method with which the material behavior using the example of the magnesium alloy WE43 MEO in the human body can be estimated time accelerated as well as in vitro.

Duration: 2018 until 2021