polylactide

polylactide

(pol?e-lak'tid?)
A bioabsorbable, heat-sensitive polymer made from lactic acid and used in the manufacture of sutures, meshes, patches, and stents.
Synonym: polylactic acid
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For example, polypropylene (PP) can be easily ground down and shaped, but has to be mixed 50:50 with polylactide (PLA) to maintain the consistency the printer requires.
This has led to the discovery of a new process called orientrusion, which enables enhancing the strength of polylactide to be completely biocompatible and absorbable.
The chair, manufactured using traditional compounding and injection moulding technologies, is made from wood-based cellulose fibres, renewable and industrially compostable, thermoformable polylactide, and bio-based additives.
Polylactide (PLA), which includes poly(D-lactic acid) (PDLA) and poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA), has good biological safety and physical properties for use in various industries [1-5].
"People have done similar work with polylactide before, but we've fundamentally shown that if we control the stereochemistry, the polyesters will have improved physical and chemical properties."
In both the presence and absence of polylactide beads regardless of the coating, MCF10A formed breast like structures including duct-like structures (Fig 1A).
Polylactide acid (PLA) is considered as one of the best substitutes for petroleum-based polymers [1].
Polylactide (PLA), a biodegradable linear aliphatic polyester, is one of the most potential materials with great environmental benefits since it offers very low toxicity and high mechanical performance.
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Ip, "Polylactide membranes and sponges in the treatment of segmental defects in rabbit radii," Injury, vol.