Rachael M Namba

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Three-dimensional polymer scaffolds are useful culture systems for neural cell growth and can provide permissive substrates that support neural processes as they extend across lesions in the brain and spinal cord. Degradable poly(ethylene) glycol (PEG) gels have been identified as a particularly promising scaffold material for this purpose; however, process(More)
Biomaterials prepared from polyesters of lactic acid and glycolic acid, or a mixture of the two, degrade in the presence of water into the naturally occurring metabolites, lactic acid and glycolic acid. While the lactic acid degradation product that is released from biomaterials is well tolerated by the body, lactic acid can influence the metabolic function(More)
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