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Polymers 2016, 8(1), 20; doi:10.3390/polym8010020

Biomedical Applications of Biodegradable Polyesters

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
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Academic Editor: Esmaiel Jabbari
Received: 30 November 2015 / Revised: 8 January 2016 / Accepted: 11 January 2016 / Published: 16 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymers Applied in Tissue Engineering)
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The focus in the field of biomedical engineering has shifted in recent years to biodegradable polymers and, in particular, polyesters. Dozens of polyester-based medical devices are commercially available, and every year more are introduced to the market. The mechanical performance and wide range of biodegradation properties of this class of polymers allow for high degrees of selectivity for targeted clinical applications. Recent research endeavors to expand the application of polymers have been driven by a need to target the general hydrophobic nature of polyesters and their limited cell motif sites. This review provides a comprehensive investigation into advanced strategies to modify polyesters and their clinical potential for future biomedical applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: polyesters; biodegradable; medical applications; tissue engineering polyesters; biodegradable; medical applications; tissue engineering
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Manavitehrani, I.; Fathi, A.; Badr, H.; Daly, S.; Negahi Shirazi, A.; Dehghani, F. Biomedical Applications of Biodegradable Polyesters. Polymers 2016, 8, 20.

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