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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The researchers found that the primary composite end point of target lesion failure occurred in 4 and 6 percent of patients treated with biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents and durable polymer everolimus-eluting stents, respectively (difference, −1.6 percentage points; rate ratio, 0.59; posterior probability of superiority, 0.986).
(2015) observed that the heat capturing effect of biodegradable polymer film was as pronounced as that of PE film.
Biodegradable polymers are a subset of the larger bioplastics sector.
Chemistry and Technology of Biodegradable Polymers. 1 ed.
This transaction builds on our dominant IP position in the field of biodegradable polymers delivery platform for RNAi therapeutics," said Mohammad Azab, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Intradigm.
Polylactide (PLA), a polyester obtained from the monomer lactide (LA), is an example of a biodegradable polymer to receive much attention.
"I am very excited to lead this clinical program evaluating the new generation of drug eluting stents with biodegradable polymer and drug specifically designed for local application," said Bernard Chevalier, M.D., Centre Cardiologique Nord, Paris, France, principal investigator of NOBORI 1.
Using an unique formulation of a PVAXX biodegradable polymer, partnership engineers have designed cell phone cases and covers that, when deposited into compost, slowly break down and release flower seeds into the environment.
Firstly a special formulation of PVAXX Research and Development's biodegradable polymer range, while secondly the engineers at the University of Warwick created a small transparent window in the case or cover in which they can embed a seed.
Some of the examples of applications are prosthetic spinal implants, artificial hybrid pancreas, vascular grafts and stents, porous tissue scaffold, cardiac assist devices, pacemaker leads, specialty balloons and probe catheters, surgical gloves, condoms, and biodegradable polymer implants.
Under the terms of the agreement the companies would cooperate in developing new products for the treatment of chronic wounds and burns based on Artimplant's patented technology of biodegradable polymer materials, Artimplant said.
The polymer microspheres, called porogens are made of a biodegradable polymer that initially stabilizes the graft, but then can degrade gradually, leaving pores of the appropriate size for colonization by osteoblasts.