2020 journal article

Emerging embolic agents in endovascular embolization: an overview

Progress in Biomedical Engineering, 2(1), 012003.

By: C. Wang*, J. Hu*, R. Sheth* & R. Oklu*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: minimally invasive procedures; embolic agents; transcatheter delivery; translational applications
Source: ORCID
Added: August 10, 2022

Endovasular embolization treats diseased and malfunctioned vasculature through a minimally invasive approach that significantly benefits patients. Advances in engineering and materials science have contributed to novel generations of embolic materials that addresses challenges existed in clinically used agents. In this review, we discuss the clinically available embolic agents, their formulations and applications. Additionally, we examine materials in development for embolization, and emphasize the challenges during the process of transitioning from basic science to translational applications in this field.