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Recent advances in the use of polyhydroyalkanoates in biomedicine

Author
Rodriguez, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Bioengineering
Date of publication
2019-09-01
Volume
6
Number
3
First page
82:1
Last page
82:14
DOI
10.3390/bioengineering6030082
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/179708 Open in new window
URL
https://www.mdpi.com/2306-5354/6/3/82 Open in new window
Abstract
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), a family of natural biopolyesters, are widely used in many applications, especially in biomedicine. Since they are produced by a variety of microorganisms, they possess special properties that synthetic polyesters do not have. Their biocompatibility, biodegradability, and non-toxicity are the crucial properties that make these biologically produced thermoplastics and elastomers suitable for their applications as biomaterials. Bacterial or archaeal fermentation by th...
Citation
Rodriguez, A. Recent advances in the use of polyhydroyalkanoates in biomedicine. "Bioengineering", 1 Setembre 2019, vol. 6, núm. 3, p. 82:1-82:14.
Keywords
Biomaterials, Biomedicine, Delivery system, Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHVB), Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate), Polyhydroxyalkanoates, Tissue engineering, Wound healing

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