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Micro and nano-fabrication of biodegradable polymers for drug delivery

Lu, Y and Chen, S. C. (2004) Micro and nano-fabrication of biodegradable polymers for drug delivery. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 56 (11). 1621 - 1633.

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This paper presents state-of-the-art micro and nano-fabrication techniques for biodegradable polymers. Replication molding, using a rigid or elastic master, can pattern structures on a polymer surface in a submicron resolution at a low cost. Layer-by-layer rapid prototyping methods are promising in producing controlled release units with complicated geometries, release mechanisms and the ability to control microstructure and composition. Special attention is paid to the fast, flexible, and non-invasive laser fabrication techniques that have great potential in the fabrication of biodegradable polymer drug delivery devices in both a laboratory and industry scale.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Intelligent Therapeutics: Biomimetic Systems and Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery
Uncontrolled Keywords:Drug dMicrofabrication; Nanofabrication; Biodegradable polymer; Drug delivery
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Bio materials
Biomedical Science > Nanomedicine
ID Code:5784
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:23 Jul 2009 16:39
Last Modified:23 Jul 2009 16:39

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