Use of Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers in Medicine

Authors: J. Maxa;  M. Dittrich 1
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav pro státní kontrolu veterinárních biopreparátů a léčiv, Brno 1 Farmaceutická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, Hradec Králové 1
Published in: Čes. slov. Farm., 2001; , 28-34


Synthetic biodegradable polymers, such as polyesters, polyanhydrides, polyorthoesters, polycarbo-nates, polyphosphoesters, polyphosphazenes, polyesteramides, polyalkylenoxalates, polyalkylcya -noacrylates, etc., are represented as materials which are being tested for use, or which have beenalready used in surgery, orthopaedics, and pharmacy. A particular attention is devoted to their usein the preparation of systems with prolonged release or with targeted biodistribution of activeingredients.

Key words:
biodegradable polymers – prolonged release – targeted biodistribution

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