Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Uses of biodegradable polymers

An article by Dr. Temtem and Dr. Santos describes the usefulness and application of PLGA to forming biodegradable microspheres and their recent use in drug delivery.
"In recent decades the use of biodegradable and biocompatible microspheres (typically constituted with a backbone of lactic and glycolic acid) has become one of the most attractive drug delivery platforms. The advantages of these systems include the ability to tune biodegradability, with its wide range of erosion times, to a less frequent administration (with consequent reduction in the total dose); improved patient compliance; and the potential to microencapsulate from small molecules to peptides and proteins."
Read more at http://www.hovione.com/h_press/press_rel/201205_Sphere_of_Influence_PMPS.pdf
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