|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|231157||1427414||2012||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
Supercritical fluid technology was studied as an alternative technology for the production of biodegradable polymer foamed scaffolds with applications in tissue engineering. The probes produced were based on d,l-lactide and glycolide and a non-steroidal drug, indomethacin, was impregnated simultaneously in the obtained probes in a one-step process. It was found that the copolymer-based foams were desirable respect to the homopolymer-based ones concerning the subsequent drug release applications. They exhibited enhanced mechanical strength, preventing pore collapse and favoring the subsequent drug release. Fast stirring rates favored the impregnation process and a slow rate of depressurization was also desirable because promoted the formation of small size pores that retard the release of the indomethacin from the polymeric support and the homogeneous drug distribution into the polymer matrix.
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► Biodegradable PLA/PLGA foams impregnated with indomethacin in scCO2 were studied.
► High values of stirring rate favor the drug loading of foams.
► Little pore sizes are obtained by means of slow depressurization rates.
► Composition influences the mechanical resistance, being the PLA foams more fragile.
► The best conditions resulted: PLGA, high stirring rate and slow depressurization.
Journal: The Journal of Supercritical Fluids - Volume 63, March 2012, Pages 155–160