Interest in biodegradable and absorbable polymers is growing rapidly in large part because of their biomedical implant and drug delivery applications. This text illustrates creative approaches to custom designing unique, fiber-forming materials for equally unique applications. It includes an example of the development and application of a new absor

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Section A Introduction Notes

chapter 1|10 pages

Absorbable/Biodegradable Polymers: Technology Evolution

ByShalaby W. Shalaby and Karen J.L. Burg

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Section B Development and Application of New Systems

chapter 2|10 pages

Segmented Copolyesters with Prolonged Strength Retention Profiles

ByShalaby W. Shalaby

chapter 3|14 pages

Polyaxial Crystalline Fiber-Forming Copolyester

ByShalaby W. Shalaby

chapter 4|20 pages

Polyethylene Glycol-Based Copolyesters

ByShalaby W. Shalaby, Marc Shalaby

chapter 5|18 pages

Cyanoacrylate-Based Systems as Tissue Adhesives

ByShalaby W. Shalaby, Waleed S. W. Shalaby

chapter 6|14 pages

Chitosan-Based Systems

ByShalaby W. Shalaby, John A. DuBose, and Marc Shalaby

chapter 7|10 pages

Hyaluronic Acid-Based Systems

ByShalaby W. Shalaby, Waleed S. W. Shalaby

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Section C Developments in Preparative, Processing, and Evaluation Methods

chapter 8|10 pages

New Approaches to the Synthesis of Crystalline Fiber-Forming Aliphatic Copolyesters

ByShalaby W. Shalaby, Kimberly A. Carpenter, Bruce L. Anneaux

chapter 9|30 pages

Advances in Morphological Development to Tailor the Performance of Medical Absorbable Devices

BySasa Andjelic, Benjamin D. Fitz, Dennis D. Jamiolkowski

chapter 10|14 pages

Polymer Biocompatibility and Toxicity

ByKaren J.L. Burg, Shalaby W. Shalaby, and Griet G. Atkins

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Section D Growing and Newly Sought Applications

chapter 11|16 pages

Tissue Engineering Systems

ByChuck B. Thomas and Karen J.L. Burg

chapter 12|16 pages

Synthetic Vascular Constructs

ByShalaby W. Shalaby and Waleed S.W. Shalaby

chapter 13|14 pages

Postoperative Adhesion Prevention

ByWaleed S.W. Shalaby and Shalaby W. Shalaby

chapter 14|22 pages

Implantable Insulin Controlled Release Systems for Treating Diabetes Mellitus

ByMarc Shalaby, Shalaby W. Shalaby

chapter 15|30 pages

Absorbable Delivery Systems for Cancer Therapy

ByWaleed S.W. Shalaby

chapter 16|18 pages

Tumor Immunotherapeutic Systems

ByWaleed S.W. Shalaby and Shalaby W. Shalaby