biodegradable polymer


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biodegradable polymer

A material which degrades primarily by the action of microbial enzymes, which has applications in medical devices for orthopaedics, dentistry, drug release (e.g., stents) and tissue engineering. To be termed biodegradable, the rate of degradation must take place in a specified time period comparable to existing natural biodegradable materials or processes.
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SurModics and OctoPlus established a strategic relationship in June 2004, when SurModics entered into a license agreement to acquire certain rights to OctoPlus' biodegradable polymer technology.
The first biodegradable polymer blends produced at 1970s [3].
This transaction builds on our dominant IP position in the field of biodegradable polymers delivery platform for RNAi therapeutics," said Mohammad Azab, M.
Last year, O'Connor's group reported that the bacterium Pseudomonas putida CA-3 could metabolize pure styrene, the precursor of polystyrene, and convert it into polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a biodegradable polymer that can be made into good-quality plastic.
One way of reducing risk of infection is to coat the device with a biodegradable polymer coating, such that bacteria adhering to the surface are shed as the polymer degrades.
Using microscale channels cut in ultrathin biodegradable polymers, Surya Mallapragada, a chemical engineering professor at Iowa State University, Ames, and an associate in materials chemistry at the U.
Three types of cow cells-cells that make bone, cartilage, and tendons-were placed on biodegradable polymer "scaffolds" and implanted into a special breed of mice, described scientists from Kinki University Hospital in Osaka, Japan and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, at the annual meeting of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery last month.
A biodegradable polymer is a high molecular weight polymer that, owing to the action of micro- and/or macroorganisms or enzymes, degrades to lower molecular weight compounds (1).
The biodegradable polymer, made of starch derived for sources such as corn and potatoes, can be used in products including packing filler, pens, diapers and sanitary hygiene products.
Aphios is enhancing the oral bioavailability of therapeutic proteins by encapsulating protein macromolecules and nanoparticles in biodegradable polymer nanospheres," says Dr.
29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IMARC's new TMMR "Starch Blended Biodegradable Polymer Technical Material Market Report" provides a technical, analytical and statistical insight into the starch blended biodegradable polymer market.
Patent 8,569,402 (October 29, 2013), "Mouldable Biodegradable Polymer," Rulande Henderson, Ian John Partridge, Elizabeth Emily Rose, and Nicholas Roy Oakley (Plantic Technologies Ltd.