Polymer Biomaterials

Polymers are the macromolecules obtained from various repeated subunits. Polymers used for biomaterials , can be of following types, i.e., Natural Polymers: Chitosan, Collagen, Alginate. These are used for drug delivery, wound dressing, tissue engineering of organs. Synthetic Polymers: Polyvinylchloride (PVC),Polypropylene, Polymethyl methacrylate.Used in implants, medical disposable supplies, dressings, etc. Biodegradable Biomaterials: Polyactide, Polyglycolide, etc.It is advantageous as it regenerates tissue and does not leave residual traces on implantation. Used for tissue screws, cartilage repair and drug delivery systems.Biopolymers are those polymers which are developed from the living organisms. Examples are DNA, RNA, proteins, carbohydrates, etc. It can also be used as packaging material.Polymer composites are used for preparing medical implants.

  • Polymers as Biomaterials
  • Biodegradable polymers as Biomaterials
  • Micro and nano blends based on natural polymers
  • Implanted polymer composites
  • Biopolymers for food packaging

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