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Title: Optimisation of ported yield of hemispherical ported microparticles for soft tissue augmentation
Authors: Barnard, A
Kotzé-Jacobs, L
Moolman, S
Keywords: Polymers
Soft tissue augmentation
Hemispherical ported microparticles
Biodegradable polymers
Polymers
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: Institute of Applied Materials, University of Pretoria
Citation: Barnard, A, Kotzé-Jacobs, L and Moolman, S. Optimisation of ported yield of hemispherical ported microparticles for soft tissue augmentation. International Conference on the Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials (ICFPAM), Pretoria, South Africa, 22-27 May 2011
Series/Report no.: Workflow;7987
Abstract: The use of biodegradable polymers in temporary surgical and pharmacological applications has become a prominent part of polymer research. Poly(e-caprolactone) (PCL) is widely studied for tissue engineering applications due to its relatively suitable degradation period and biocompatibility. Micro-porous particles are useful in soft-tissue bulking due to their relatively large surface area, low density and high degree of porosity. In this study, the authors have developed ported porous PCL particles for soft-tissue bulking, using an oil-in-water emulsion with an internal bicarbonate phase which evolves carbon dioxide gas on reaction with a cetic acid thereby producing ports in the structure.
Description: International Conference on the Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials (ICFPAM), Pretoria, South Africa, 22-27 May 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5824
ISBN: 978-1-86854-946-7
Appears in Collections:Polymers and composites
Polymers and bioceramics
General science, engineering & technology

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