Article - 30 May 2018
This article takes a look at the use of bioabsorbable polymers in device design, particularly in the medical sector.
Article - 23 Mar 2017
Polyglycolic and polylactic acid are biodegradable, thermoplastic materials that are used in a wide range of applications.
News - 21 Jul 2021
Despite the best efforts of industry to work towards sustainability, most plastics (or polymers) are still made using non-renewable fossil fuels. However, researchers have now found an economical...
News - 9 Jun 2020
One of the key objectives for contemporary chemistry is to improve thermomechanical properties of polymers, in particular, thermostability of bioplastics.
In this paper, the team concentrated on...
News - 13 Jul 2012
A multi-institute research team has developed a hybrid porous scaffold with improved osteoinductivity.
The institutes include the National Center for Child Health and Development’s Department...
News - 11 Oct 2010
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed a novel approach for delivering small bits of genetic material into the body to improve the treatment of...
News - 19 Sep 2005
Biomaterials are increasingly in demand, needed as materials for implants and prostheses, as “transporters” for drugs, to carry DNA into cells for gene therapy, as supports for the growth...
News - 10 Feb 2014
Wyatt Technology Corporation, the world leader in absolute macromolecular characterization instrumentation and software, has published a new whitepaper on characterizing molecular structure in...
Article - 28 Nov 2013
Branching is a critical structural parameter of many natural and synthetic polymers and considerably impacts their properties. These properties comprise viscosity and rheological behavior of polymer...
News - 29 Mar 2007
Large volumes of plastic waste generated aboard military, merchant and cruise ships must be stored onboard, often for prolonged periods, until they make port. In the future, a new type of...