Biorubber/Poly(Glycerol Sebacate)

Authored by: Yadong Wang

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

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

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120025406

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Abstract

A strong, biodegradable, biocompatible elastomer could be useful in fields such as tissue engineering, drug delivery, and medical devices. Compared with conventional biodegradable polymers, Poly-glycerol sebacate (PGS) appears to be tougher, less expensive, and more flexible.

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