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Bioresorbable Polymers for Biomedical purposes: From basics to Translational Medicine presents readers with an summary of bioresorbable polymeric fabrics within the biomedical box. an invaluable source for fabrics scientists in and academia, delivering details at the basics and issues, synthesis and processing, and the medical and R and D purposes of bioresorbable polymers for biomedical applications.

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The biostable materials such as metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, and stable composites are intended to stay in a body for the patient’s lifetime and function appropriately. They should be physiologically inert, cause only minimal response of the surrounding tissues, and retain their properties for years in vivo. Biostable materials have wide application in permanent prostheses such as joint prostheses, sutures, and other implants. Usually, tissues have sufficient healing or regeneration capacity and need only the temporary presence of a biomaterial to support, augment, or replace tissues or to guide their regrowth.

PROPEL dissolvable implant for chronic sinusitis patients undergoing sinus surgery, offering localized, controlled drug delivery directly to the sinus tissue. Figure 3 Targeted drug delivery systems. Tissue engineering, or regenerative medicine, also has important implications for the pharmaceutical industry. 14 Though still not widely used for patient treatment outside of clinical studies, bioengineered tissues can be efficiently used for early stage screening of drugs on human tissues in the lab.

It is very common to adopt PCL in combination with other biopolymers to improve some characteristics; eg, in bone regeneration, xenografts are coated with poly(Llactic-co-ε-caprolactone) blended with polysaccharides (SmartBone), with the goal to improve mechanical performance and cell adhesion (Pertici, 2014). 2 Natural biopolymers Natural biopolymers discussed here include dextran, chitosan, HA, and alginates. As a review, polysaccharides are a class of biopolymers constituted by simple sugar monomers (Nishinari, 2003).

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