Absorbable and Biodegradable Polymers

1st Edition

Shalaby W. Shalaby, Karen J.L. Burg

CRC Press
Published October 27, 2003
Reference - 304 Pages - 12 Color & 37 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849314841 - CAT# 1484
Series: Advances in Polymeric Biomaterials

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Summary

Interest in biodegradable and absorbable polymers is growing rapidly in large part because of their biomedical implant and drug delivery applications. This text illustrates creative approaches to custom designing unique, fiber-forming materials for equally unique applications. It includes an example of the development and application of a new absorbable system, a condensed encyclopedia on novel PEG-based copolyesters, and the first comprehensive discussion of a novel class of absorbable tissue adhesives. The book also provides up-to-date information on important tissue engineering technologies and approaches to utilizing these technologies for long awaited practical applications.

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