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Reinforced polylactic acid for use in high strength biodegradable medical implants.
Traditional medical implants, such as orthopedic screws, pins, and coronary stents, are almost exclusively metallic due to high mechanical strength requirements. However, issues related to the use of permanent metallic ...
The preparation of nanocomposite scaffolds for use in bone tissue engineering.
Bone is the second most frequently transplanted tissue in humans. There are 2.2 million bone graft procedures annually, which have several disadvantages such as: donor site morbidity, risk of disease transmission and a ...
Effect of Chemical Treatments and HDPE-g-MA on the physical and mechanical behaviour of HDPE/ natural fibre composites.
Many authors have reported on the use of natural fibres (raw or chemically modified) as reinforcing elements for high density polyethylene (HDPE). These materials have generated a lot of interest due to their low cost ...
Processing and characterisation of various polymer blends to develop implant for tissue engineering applications.
In the past two decades, the repair and reconstruction of musculoskeletal tissues using biodegradable scaffold materials has emerged as one of the most promising approaches in tissue engineering. The aim of this study ...
Synthesis and characterisation of novel temperature and pH sensitive physically crosslinked poly(N-vinylcaprolactam-co-itaconic acid) hydrogels for drug delivery.
Previous studies involving poly N-vinylcaprolactam (PNVCL) and itaconic acid (IA) have synthesised the hydrogels with the presence of a solvent and a crosslinker, producing chemically crosslinked hydrogel systems. In this ...