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Title Absorbable and biodegradable polymers / Shalaby W. Shalaby, Karen J.L. Burg, [editors]
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (289 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Advances in polymeric biomaterials
Advances in polymeric biomaterials.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Preface; Acknowledgment; The Editors; Contributors; Contents; Section A Introduction Notes; Section B Development and Application of New Systems; Section C Developments in Preparative, Processing, and Evaluation Methods; Section D Growing and Newly Sought Applications; Index
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Biodegradable plastics.
Polymers in medicine.
Polymers -- Absorption and adsorption.
Polymers -- Biodegradation.
Absorbable Implants.
Biocompatible Materials -- therapeutic use.
Biodegradable Plastics.
Form Electronic book
Author Burg, Karen J. L.
Shalaby, Shalaby W.
ISBN 020349301X (electronic bk.)
9780203493014 (electronic bk.)