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Recent Patents on Regenerative Medicine


ISSN (Print): 2210-2965
ISSN (Online): 2210-2973

Review Article

Biomedical Applications of Poly(Lactic Acid)

Author(s): Rajendra P. Pawar, Sunil U. Tekale, Suresh U. Shisodia, Jalinder T. Totre and Abraham J. Domb

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2014

Page: [40 - 51] Pages: 12

DOI: 10.2174/2210296504666140402235024

Price: $65


Polylactic acid (PLA) is a biodegradable, biocompatible, non-toxic and eco-friendly polymer. PLA and its composites are currently used in medical implants, tissue engineering, orthopedic devices, drug delivery systems, etc. The present review highlights recent research and patents for the utility of PLA based polymers and their blends in biomedical applications.

Keywords: Biomedical applications, medical implants, PLA.

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