Chemically-Modified HA for Therapy and Regenerative Medicine

Author(s): Glenn D. Prestwich, Jing-wen Kuo.

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Volume 9 , Issue 4 , 2008

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Hyaluronan (HA) is a very useful polymer, but its properties sometimes need to be altered or enhanced by chemical modification for biomedical applications. A wide variety of HA derivatives are currently used for eye surgery, joint viscoelastic supplementation, and anti-adhesion films. The future promises to deliver new classes of HA-based reagents as well as new polymers that can be used in situ with living cells or within the body.

Keywords: Cross-linking, gels, scaffolds, biomaterials

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Year: 2008
Page: [242 - 245]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/138920108785161523
Price: $65

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