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Volume 7  Issue 50
December 21, 2022

PolySciTech Products In Literature

PLGA from PolySciTech used in development of bioinspired surgical glue
A common problem in surgical applications is sealing tissues together which are separated due to either an incision or patient trauma. Although sutures and staples can be used to mechanically hold tissue together there are certain locations and applications where the physical constraints are too tight, the tissue is too weak, or these mechanical methods are inappropriate for other reasons. Any glue utilized for this application must possess biocompatibility, biodegradability, and the ability to seal to wet, biological surfaces. Recently, researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center used PLGA (AP036) from PolySciTech to test a variety of nanocomposite adhesion strength. This research holds promise to provide improved surgical techniques in the future. Read more: Pandey, Nikhil, Luis Soto-Garcia, Serkan Yaman, Aneetta Kuriakose, Andres Urias Rivera, Valinda Jones, Jun Liao, Philippe Zimmern, Kytai T. Nguyen, and Yi Hong. "Polydopamine nanoparticles and hyaluronic acid hydrogels for mussel-inspired tissue adhesive nanocomposites." Materials Science and Engineering: C (2021): 112589.

PLGA from PolySciTech used in the development of oxygen-releasing tissue scaffold.
Traumatic injuries, cancer, and various other disease factors often lead to situations where portions of tissue are either lost or damaged. For cells to regrow and rebuild the damaged tissue they require a scaffold which can support their growth and metabolic requirements including access to oxygen and other nutrients. Recently, researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center utilized PLGA (AP082) from PolySciTech to create a 3D printed scaffold containing embedded reservoirs of oxygen. This research holds promise to improve oxygen access and growth for cells grown on tissue scaffolds. Read more: Farris, Ashley L., Dennis Lambrechts, Yuxiao Zhou, Nicholas Y. Zhang, Naboneeta Sarkar, Megan C. Moorer, Alexandra N. Rindone et al. "3D-printed oxygen-releasing scaffolds improve bone regeneration in mice." Biomaterials (2021): 121318.

Print what you want with the latest bioresorbable polymer technology. AKiNAfil™ bioresorbable PLGA polymers reformatted in standardized 1.7 mm filament are available in a variety of lengths. The PLGA polymers are co-formulated with FDA-GRAS and biocompatible acetyltriethylcitrate (ATEC) plasticizer for improved processability and biorelevant degradation properties to be used in a wide array of biomedical applications.

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