Preparation of porous structures with shape memory properties from biodegradable polymeric networks

Shahriar Sharifi, Sebastien Blanquer, Dirk W. Grijpma

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Abstract

Preparing porous biodegradable structures from shape memory polymers can combine the structure-defining properties of porous structures with the minimally invasive implanting possibilities of shape memory polymers. In this study, porous biodegradable shape memory structures were prepared using photo-crosslinked networks based on poly(D,L-lactide-co-trimethylene carbonate). The characteristic shape memory properties of the structures, such as their shape fixity at a low temperature of 0 oC and their full shape recovery upon heating to physiological temperatures, were excellent. This makes these biodegradable and biocompatible structures very well-suited for use as self-deploying implants in medical applications like tissue engineering, drug delivery and the support of soft tissues
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-84
JournalMaterials Research Society symposia proceedings
Volume1403
Issue numberspecial issue
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • IR-81687
  • METIS-288315

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