Amorphous, polyester-based elastomers have been developed with tunable thermal and mechanical properties for applications in tissue engineering and drug delivery. Synthetic materials for biological applications must have similar mechanical properties to those of surrounding tissue to minimize irritation. Commonly used polymers suffer from rapid loss of mechanical properties upon degradation as well as large deformation. Shape-specific devices have been fabricated from this material.
• Tunable mechanical properties and degradation rates
• Amorphous structure enables linear degradation profile with minimal deformation
• Easily fabricated into wide variety of shape-specific devices
- Amorphous Linear Aliphatic Polyesters for the Facile Preparation of Tunable Rapidly Degrading Elastomeric Devices and Delivery Vectors J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128 (41), pp 13625–13633