21_02b/2009Biomedical Materials: Nanoporous Biodegradable Elastomers (Adv. Mater. 2/2009)

The mechanical properties and degradation rate of elastomers can be tailored with nanoporosity. The elastomers described in this study by Guillermo Ameer and co-workers (p. 188) are based on citric acid and are biocompatible. The nanopores also facilitate the entrapment and slow release of macromolecular therapeutics. The inside cover depicts the nano- and microarchitecture of the elastomer prior to pore collapse.

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