Protein release kinetics of a porous coated implant impregnated with a biodegradable delivery system

C. M. Agrawal, A. Pennick, X. Shen, D. Szygenda, R. C. Schenck

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Abstract

A system was developed for the continuous and prolonged release of growth factors and other bioactive agents from porous coated prostheses. A fully biodegradable copolymer of polylactic acid (PLA) and polyglycolic acid (PGA) was used for the study. The specimens exhibited a rapid loss in molecular weight and mass. It is possible that due to the low thickness of the polymer layer and intertwining metal fibers, water was able to permeate throughout the material at a fast rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2) - Toronto, Can
Duration: May 29 1996Jun 2 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2)
CityToronto, Can
Period5/29/966/2/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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