Properties of photo-cured poly(D,L-lactide) networks
Melchels, Ferry P.W., Grijpma, Dirk W., & Feijen, Jan (2008) Properties of photo-cured poly(D,L-lactide) networks. In 8th World Biomaterial Congress : Crossing Frontiers in Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine, 28 May - 01 June 2008, RAI Congress Centre, Amsterdam.
Poly(D,L-lactide) is a degradable polymer with a long
history of use in medical applications. It is strong and
stiff and degrades over the course of months into lactic
acid, a body-own substance. In the field of tissue
engineering it is commonly used to fabricate scaffolds.
Stereolithography is a high resolution rapid prototyping
technique by which designed 3D objects can be built
using photo-initiated radical polymerisations. Poly(D,Llactide)
(PDLLA) networks can be obtained by photopolymerisation
of oligomers functionalised with
In this work, PDLLA oligomers of varying architectures
(arm lengths, numbers of arms) were synthesised and
end-functionalised with methacrylate groups. These
macromers were photo-crosslinked in solution to yield
PDLLA networks of different architectures. The
influence of the network architecture on its physical
properties was studied.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomaterials (090301)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Please consult the authors.|
|Deposited On:||02 Dec 2010 14:20|
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