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Physicochemical Characterization of Photopolymerizable Plga Blends

  • Biancamaria Baroli
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 585)

Abstract

Photopolymerizable systems have been proposed as good candidates for drug delivery 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and tissue engineering 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 for their ability to be produced in vivo via minimally invasive surgery upon light or UV exposure. However, these systems might show poor light penetration or light scattering through the sample when macro-monomers are formulated with other molecules such as excipients and/or drugs, which might be responsible of hindering the passage of light 19. In such circumstances, macro-monomers can polymerize better and faster close to the source of polymerizing light generating a gradient or an incomplete polymerization through the sample 19.

Keywords

Tissue Engineering Rheological Measurement Complex Viscosity Formulation Composition Glycol Diacrylate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Biancamaria Baroli
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  1. 1.Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico TecnologicoUniversity of CagliariCagliari, SardiniaItaly

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