Biomimetic morphologies in synthetic polymers via melt processing of Co-continuous immiscible polymer blends

K. P. Le, R. L. Lehman, J. D. Idol, P. M. Ward, K. VanNess, J. K. Lynch, Thomas Nosker, R. W. Renfree, J. Joshi

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Abstract

The melt processing of co-continuous immiscible polymer blends was applied to synthetic polymers of biomimetic morphologies. It was found that due to their fine interlocking structure, polymer blends can retain the biocompatibility from their FDA-polymeric elements. It was also found that the poly lactic acid (PLA) phase of the blends exhibit greatly reduced crystallinity and odd T g effects such as super cooling and interfacial alloying. The results show that melt processing of PLA is a highly cost-effective fabrication technique of biocompatible bi-phasic blends.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Pages862
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

Other

OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period5/17/045/21/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Keywords

  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Bone graft
  • Composite

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