Polylactic acid (PLA) biomedical foams for tissue engineering

DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1533/9780857097033.2.313
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TypeBook Chapter
Book titleBiomedical Foams for Tissue Engineering Applications
Pages313334; # of pages: 22
AbstractPorous scaffolds based on polylactic acid (PLA) and its copolymers have been extensively used as templates for potential tissue regeneration applications. This chapter discusses the techniques involved in creating PLA-based foams, focusing on gas foaming. It also covers the structure, physical and mechanical properties of the scaffolds. It then reviews some of the applications of PLA-based foams for the engineering of soft and hard tissues. It also provides an insight into future trends in the design of PLA foams for biomedical applications. © 2014 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; Business Management Support
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