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Materials 2010, 3(6), 3537-3564;

Polymeric Microspheres for Medical Applications

Department of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Received: 19 April 2010 / Accepted: 2 June 2010 / Published: 7 June 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Biomaterials)
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Synthetic polymeric microspheres find application in a wide range of medical applications. Among other applications, microspheres are being used as bulking agents, embolic- or drug-delivery particles. The exact composition of the spheres varies with the application and therefore a large array of materials has been used to produce microspheres. In this review, the relation between microsphere synthesis and application is discussed for a number of microspheres that are used for different treatment strategies. View Full-Text
Keywords: microspheres; polymer; bulking agent; embolization; drug-delivery microspheres; polymer; bulking agent; embolization; drug-delivery

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Saralidze, K.; Koole, L.H.; Knetsch, M.L. Polymeric Microspheres for Medical Applications. Materials 2010, 3, 3537-3564.

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