Evaluation of amino acid derived polymers as biomaterials - a review

Sylvie I. Ertel, J. Kohn

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Abstract

The possible toxicity of the degradation products released into the host body by a degradable implant is a major concern. This problem can possibly be alleviated by the exclusive use of naturally occurring metabolites as the monomeric 'building blocks'. This approach has already been used successfully in the development of polyesters derived from lactic and/or glycolic acid. For the same reason, poly(amino acids), derived from the major, naturally occurring amino acids have been extensively investigated as biomaterials. This paper reviews these materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
PublisherPubl by ACS
Pages224-225
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0841222169
StatePublished - 1992

Publication series

NamePolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
Volume66
ISSN (Print)0743-0515

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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