By Shalaby W. Shalaby

ISBN-10: 0849314844

ISBN-13: 9780849314841

Curiosity in biodegradable and absorbable polymers is turning out to be quickly largely due to their biomedical implant and drug supply purposes. this article illustrates inventive techniques to customized designing precise, fiber-forming fabrics for both distinct functions. It contains an instance of the advance and alertness of a brand new absorbable process, a condensed encyclopedia on novel PEG-based copolyesters, and the 1st entire dialogue of a singular classification of absorbable tissue adhesives. The ebook additionally presents updated info on vital tissue engineering applied sciences and ways to using those applied sciences for lengthy awaited useful functions.

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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. K. and Shalaby, S. , In vivo breaking strength retention of radiochemically sterilized absorbable braided sutures, Trans. Soc. , 24, 157, 2001. 16. Carpenter, K. , Lindsey, J. , III, Vaughn, M. , Mathisen, T. , and Shalaby, S. , Thermal properties and hydrolytic stability of absorbable, polyaxial copolyesters: A preliminary report, Trans.

Casey, D. J. and Roby, M. S. S. ) 4,429,900, 1984. 7. Shalaby, S. S. ) 6,342,065, 2002. 24 Absorbable and Biodegradable Polymers 8. Carpenter, K. , Anneaux, B. , Shalaby, W. , Pilgrim, J. , Linden, D. , Quirk, J. R. and Shalaby, S. , Segmented lactide copolymers as monofilament sutures — A preliminary report, Trans. Soc. , 25, 660, 2002. 9. Burg, K. J. L. and Shalaby, S. , Absorbable materials and pertinent devices, in Handbook of Biomaterials Evaluation: Scientific, Technical, and Clinical Testing of Implant Materials, 2nd ed, von Recum, A.

Thermal properties and hydrolytic stability of absorbable, polyaxial copolyesters: A preliminary report, Trans. Soc. , 26, 328, 2003. 4 Polyethylene Glycol-Based Copolyesters Shalaby W. 54 References ............................................................................................... 1 Introduction Over the past two decades, interest has grown in the development of absorbable pharmaceutical and surgical products which degrade in the biological environment to safe by-products leaving no residual mass at the application site.

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