Elastomeric networks based on trimethylene carbonate polymers for biomedical applications: Physical properties and degradation behaviour

Erhan Bat

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Abstract

The number of applications for biomedical technologies is ever-increasing, and there is a need to develop new materials with properties that can conform to the requirements of a specific application. Synthetic polymers are of great importance in the biomedical field as they can be designed to exhibit a wide range of physical- and biological properties and a range of degradation profiles. Interest in biodegradable elastomers is increasing, particularly for the engineering of soft and elastic tissues. These materials are also being utilized more and more for controlled drug delivery purposes.
In this thesis, the development of biodegradable elastomers based on trimethylene carbonate polymers using different approaches is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Feijen, J., Supervisor
  • Grijpma, D.W., Supervisor
Award date28 May 2010
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-365-3039-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2010

Keywords

  • METIS-269106

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