17. Injectable Polymers

  1. Abraham J. Domb2,
  2. Neeraj Kumar3 and
  3. Aviva Ezra2
  1. Shimon A. Unterman,
  2. Norman A. Marcus and
  3. Jennifer H. Elisseeff

Published Online: 3 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015810.ch17

Biodegradable Polymers in Clinical Use and Clinical Development

Biodegradable Polymers in Clinical Use and Clinical Development

How to Cite

Unterman, S. A., Marcus, N. A. and Elisseeff, J. H. (2011) Injectable Polymers, 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.ch17

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. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470424759

Online ISBN: 9781118015810



  • injectable polymers, and injectable systems - for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications;
  • in situ forming chemistry, mechanical strength - crosslinking regimes, composite scaffolds with synthetic and biological polymers;
  • CS-based polymer, Chondux cartilage filler device - repair of cartilage lesions of knee (Cartilix)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Chemistry of In Situ Forming Materials

  • Design Considerations for Injectable Materials

  • Injectable Polymers in the Clinic and Clinical Development

  • Case Study: Chondux

  • Conclusion

  • References