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A Comprehensive Review on Biodegradable Polymers


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1 College of Pharmacy (D. Pharm), Degaon, Satara (MH) 415 004, India
     

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Biodegradable polymers have been widely used in biomedical applications because of their known biocompatibility and biodegradability. Degradable polymeric biomaterials are preferred candidates for developing therapeutic devices such as temporary prostheses, three dimensional porous structures as scaffolds for tissue engineering and as controlled/sustained release drug delivery vehicles. Biodegradable materials are used in packaging, agriculture, medicine and other areas. In the biomedical area, polymers are generally used as implants and are expected to perform long term service. These improvements contribute to make medical treatment more efficient and to minimize side effects and other types of inconveniences for patients. The following review presents an overview of the different biodegradable polymers and their applications.

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Biodegradable, Biocompatibility, Polymers.
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Yogita R. Indalkar
College of Pharmacy (D. Pharm), Degaon, Satara (MH) 415 004, India
Nayana V. Pimpodkar
College of Pharmacy (D. Pharm), Degaon, Satara (MH) 415 004, India
Puja S. Gaikwad
College of Pharmacy (D. Pharm), Degaon, Satara (MH) 415 004, India
Anita S. Godase
College of Pharmacy (D. Pharm), Degaon, Satara (MH) 415 004, India

Abstract


Biodegradable polymers have been widely used in biomedical applications because of their known biocompatibility and biodegradability. Degradable polymeric biomaterials are preferred candidates for developing therapeutic devices such as temporary prostheses, three dimensional porous structures as scaffolds for tissue engineering and as controlled/sustained release drug delivery vehicles. Biodegradable materials are used in packaging, agriculture, medicine and other areas. In the biomedical area, polymers are generally used as implants and are expected to perform long term service. These improvements contribute to make medical treatment more efficient and to minimize side effects and other types of inconveniences for patients. The following review presents an overview of the different biodegradable polymers and their applications.

Keywords


Biodegradable, Biocompatibility, Polymers.