Biocompatibility is a general term describing the property of material being compatible with living tissue. Biocompatible materials do not produce a toxic or immunological response when exposed to the body or bodily fluids.
Biocompatible plastics don’t cause toxic or allergic reactions. They’re able to do so because of their chemical inertness; they don’t interact with the environment of the human body. Several plastics Even ABS plastic, are biocompatible, but still may take 500-1000 years to decompose. So, be sure you are clear on your goals, do you want biocompatible, or biodegradable, or both?
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