The word biocompatibility refers to the interaction of a living system or tissue
with a finished medical device or component materials.
In the simplest sense, a biocompatible material or device does not harm the patient. A common dictionary definition is the quality of being compatible with living tissue or a living system by not being toxic or injurious and not causing immunological rejection.
In a regulatory sense, biocompatibility is testing to determine the potential toxicity
resulting from bodily contact with a material or medical device.
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