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Title: Complicity of degradable polymers in health-care applications
Authors: Anju, S
Prajitha, N
Sukanya, VS
Mohanan, PV
Keywords: Biomaterials; Scaffolds; Degradation; Biocompatibility; Regenerative medicine
Issue Date: Jan-2020
Publisher: Materials Today Chemistry
Citation: Anju S, Prajitha N, Sukanya VS, Mohanan PV. Complicity of degradable polymers in health-care applications. Materials Today Chemistry. June 2020;(16):-100236
Abstract: Polymeric biomaterials have revolutionized biomedical technology and related fields as biomaterials for health-care applications. Recent trend in polymeric medical technology has adapted a tendency to substitute degradable polymers instead of non-degradable synthetic polymers for the advancement of various health-care modalities. They have got considerable attention for their potential in various interdisciplinary arenas, which implies tissue engineering scaffolds, sustainable drug release, delivery agents, regenerative medicine, and development of life-saving devices, implants, dental products as well as in food technology. Various types of degradable polymers are been developed to date having stringent features applicable for various aspects in modern science. Thus, being the most renovative field of biomedicine and biomedical technology degradable polymers has gained substantial acceptance and appreciation recent times. This review critically underlines various degradative polymers and their subtypes, potential applications, types of degradation, and their possible effects in the biological system. Assessment of possible toxicological risks behind is an important criterion to be focused before validating any biomaterial safe for biomedical applications. Therefore various toxicological assessment strategies and their impact in biomedicine and technology were also included. In addition, the risk versus benefit assessment is also critically summarized.
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