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Natural origin biodegradable systems in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine: present status and some moving trends
In this review, the most studied and promising and recently proposed naturally derived polymers that have been suggested for tissue engineering applications are described and their blends with synthetic polymers are analysed, with special focus on polysaccharides and proteins.
Natural polymers for the microencapsulation of cells
This review focuses on naturally derived polymers that can form hydrogels under mild conditions and that are thus capable of entrapping cells within controlled volumes, with particular attention on polysaccharides and proteins.
The dynamic effect of pipe-wall viscoelasticity in hydraulic transients. Part II—model development, calibration and verification
A state-of-the-art mathematical model has been developed to calculate hydraulic transients in pressurized polyethylene (PE) pipe systems. This hydraulic transient solver (HTS) incorporates additional
Thermal properties of thermoplastic starch/synthetic polymer blends with potential biomedical applicability
The thermal behavior of these structurally complex materials is investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy was used to investigate the chemical interactions between the different components.