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Recent Patents on Regenerative Medicine
ISSN (Print): 2210-2965
ISSN (Online): 2210-2973
VOLUME: 4
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/2210296504666140402235024









Biomedical Applications of Poly(Lactic Acid)

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Author(s): Rajendra P. Pawar, Sunil U. Tekale, Suresh U. Shisodia, Jalinder T. Totre and Abraham J. Domb
Pages 40-51 (12)
Abstract:
Polylactic acid (PLA) is a biodegradable, biocompatible, non-toxic and eco-friendly polymer. PLA and its composites are currently used in medical implants, tissue engineering, orthopedic devices, drug delivery systems, etc. The present review highlights recent research and patents for the utility of PLA based polymers and their blends in biomedical applications.
Keywords:
Biomedical applications, medical implants, PLA.
Affiliation:
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem- 91120, Israel.