Looking at the changing scenario in engineering of Biomaterials (like the use of bioactive materials) and their uses, I would like a dicussion on DF Williams’ definition of Biomaterials, which defines them as ‘a non-viable material used in a medical device, intended to interact with biological systems’.
- Are we still sticking with ‘non-viable materials’?
- If a device is not a medical device, but is implanted in the human body for other uses (e.g. chips for tracking, etc.), will the material used be called a biomaterial or not?