Poly (Glycolic Acid)

Authored by: Eugene D. Boland , Gary E. Wnek , Gary L. Bowlin

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
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Poly(glycolic acid) (PGA) is a synthetic polymer that degrades to natural metabolic waste products. This entry discusses the synthesis, characterization, and degradation of PGA, as well as some of its applications.

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