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Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers by A Stamboulis, M Jenkins

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Types of bioresorbable polymers for medical applications

T. Casalini and G. Perale,     Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Abstract:

A review is presented of the main types of bioresorbable or bioabsorbable materials used in medical applications such as drug delivery. Groups discussed include aliphatic polyesters, polyanhydrides, poly(ortho esters) (POE), polyphosphazenes, poly(amino acids) and ‘pseudo’ poly(amino acids), polyalkylcyanoacrylates, poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF), poloxamers, poly(p-dioxanone) (PPDO) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA).

Key words

bioresorbable medical polymers

aliphatic polyesters

polyanhydrides

poly(ortho esters)

polyphosphazenes

poly(amino acids)

polyalkylcyanoacrylates

poly(propylene fumarate)

poloxamers

poly(p-dioxanone) ...

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