Modified Fibers from Regenerated Collagen

  • James M. Brennan
  • Ferdinand Rodriguez
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (volume 17)


In a previous study, fibers were made from acid-soluble collagen coagulated in ammonium hydroxide solutions and cross-linked by glutaraldehyde1. The work is now extended to collagen modified by the addition of small amounts of methyl cellulose. Such fibers might be suitable as absorable sutures if the physical properties can be enhanced to a level competitive with silk and catgut2,3,.


Ultimate Tensile Strength Collagen Molecule Modify Fiber Regenerate Collagen Extrusion Rate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • James M. Brennan
    • 1
  • Ferdinand Rodriguez
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemical Engineering, Olin HallCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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