11. Poly(ε-Caprolactone-co-Glycolide): Biomedical Applications of a Unique Elastomer

  1. Abraham J. Domb2,
  2. Neeraj Kumar3 and
  3. Aviva Ezra2
  1. Kevin Cooper,
  2. Aruna Nathan and
  3. Murty Vyakarnam

Published Online: 3 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015810.ch11

Biodegradable Polymers in Clinical Use and Clinical Development

Biodegradable Polymers in Clinical Use and Clinical Development

How to Cite

Cooper, K., Nathan, A. and Vyakarnam, M. (2011) Poly(ε-Caprolactone-co-Glycolide): Biomedical Applications of a Unique Elastomer, in Biodegradable Polymers in Clinical Use and Clinical Development (eds A. J. Domb, N. Kumar and A. Ezra), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015810.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute for Drug Design, Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy – Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  2. 3

    Department of Pharmaceutics, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), S.A.S. Nagar, Punjab, India

Author Information

  1. Advanced Technologies and Regenerative Medicine, Somerville, New Jersey, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470424759

Online ISBN: 9781118015810

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Keywords:

  • Poly(e-Caprolactone-co-Glycolide) - biomedical applications of unique elastomer-synthesis, and poly (ε-caprolactone-co-glycolide) copolymers;
  • monocryl copolymer, synthesized - polymer formed into filaments for use as sutures;
  • dermal tissue repair, poly(ε-caprolactone-co-glycolide) copolymers - benefit in tissue engineering

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Monocryl Suture

  • Suture Coatings

  • Dermal Tissue Repair

  • Buttressing Material

  • Summary

  • References