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Curable, biodegradable elastomers: emerging biomaterials for drug delivery and tissue engineering

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Abstract

Biodegradable elastomers have a number of potential applications in the biomedical area, especially in the emerging field of soft-tissue engineering where the mechanical properties of the polymer scaffold should match those of the tissue to be grown. An increasing number of synthesis strategies have been employed in order to prepare such elastomers. In this review, these synthesis strategies and the properties of these elastomers are outlined. The factors that influence the characteristics of these elastomers including mechanical properties, degradation rate, and mechanical property change during degradation, are discussed in terms of the design of the elastomer and their advantages and disadvantages for the biomedical applications considered.

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The article was received on 17 May 2007, accepted on 09 Aug 2007 and first published on 29 Aug 2007


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B707472G
Citation: Soft Matter, 2007,3, 1335-1348
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    Curable, biodegradable elastomers: emerging biomaterials for drug delivery and tissue engineering

    B. Amsden, Soft Matter, 2007, 3, 1335
    DOI: 10.1039/B707472G

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