Absorbable biodegradable polymers by Shalaby W. Shalaby

By Shalaby W. Shalaby

Curiosity in biodegradable and absorbable polymers is growing to be speedily largely as a result of their biomedical implant and drug supply purposes. this article illustrates artistic ways to customized designing specified, fiber-forming fabrics for both detailed functions. It comprises an instance of the advance and alertness of a brand new absorbable method, a condensed encyclopedia on novel PEG-based copolyesters, and the 1st complete dialogue of a singular type of absorbable tissue adhesives. The e-book additionally offers up to date info on vital tissue engineering applied sciences and methods to using those applied sciences for lengthy awaited functional purposes.

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Absorbable materials and pertinent devices, in Handbook of Biomaterials Evaluation: Scientific, Technical, and Clinical Testing of Implant Materials, 2nd ed, von Recum, A. , 1999, 99. 10. Shalaby, S. , Fibrous materials for biomedical applications, in High Technology Fibers: Part A, Lewin, M. , Marcel Dekker, New York, 1985, chap. 3. 11. Anneaux, B. , Carpenter, K. , Shalaby, W. S. , Linden, D. , Pilgrim, J. , Quirk, J. R. and Shalaby, S. , Segmented lactide copolymers as braided sutures — A preliminary report, Trans.

6,462,169, 2002. 13. Carpenter, K. , F. , Anneaux, B. , Shalaby, W. S. W, Bruce, T. , Pilgrim, J. , Linden, D. E. , Synthetic alternatives to surgical gut sutures: a preliminary report, Trans. Soc. , 25, 663, 2002. 14. Anneaux, B. , Carpenter, K. , Schiretz, F. , Fulton, L. , Shalaby, W. S. , and Shalaby, S. , Effect of composition on the BSR of radiochemically sterilized sutures of segmented copolyesters, Trans. Soc. , 26, 271, 2003. 15. Anneaux, B. , Atkins, G. , Linden, D. , Corbett, J. , Fulton, L.

Such polymers have been developed for use as surgical sutures, carriers for the controlled release of bioactive agents, and compliant absorbable tissue adhesives/sealants. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) has been noted for being a biocompatible, nontoxic, nonimmunogenic, and water soluble material for use in pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. 5 This led to the development of a novel family of absorbable copolyesters comprising liquid, hydrogel-forming, solid thermoplastic or photopolymerizable materials.

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