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Biomacromolecules in controlled release and nanomedicine: poly (lactide-co-glycolide) micro and nanospheres

Biomacromolecules in controlled release and nanomedicine: poly (lactide-co-glycolide) micro and nanospheres

This video was recorded at Predavanja na Nacionalnem inštitutu za biologijo, Ljubljana. Biomacromolecules such as poly (glycolic acid), poly (lactic acid), their copolymers and other polyesters have been used in a number of clinical applications. The major applications include drug delivery systems, tissue engineering applications, resorbable sutures and orthopaedic fixation devices. Among the families of synthetic polymers, the polyesters have been attractive for these applications because of their ease of degradation by hydrolysis of ester linkage, degradation products being resorbed through the metabolic pathways and the potential to tailor the structure to alter degradation rates. Poly(lactide‐co‐glycolide) (PLGA) or poly(D,L‐lactide) (PDLLA) particles allow the encapsulation of... Show More
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