A Highly Tunable Biocompatible and Multifunctional Biodegradable Elastomer (pages 1209–1215)
Maria José Nunes Pereira, Ben Ouyang, Cathryn A. Sundback, Nora Lang, Ingeborg Friehs, Shwetha Mureli, Irina Pomerantseva, Jacob McFadden, Mark C. Mochel, Olive Mwizerwa, Pedro del Nido, Debanjan Sarkar, Peter T. Masiakos, Robert Langer, Lino S. Ferreira and Jeffrey M. Karp
Article first published online: 12 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201203824
Biodegradable elastomers synthesized under mild conditions with highly tunable mechanical properties are described. These elastomeric biomaterials are biocompatible, exhibit minimal deformation following cyclical tensile loading, and permit tight control over the release kinetics of encapsulated bioactive molecules.