Effect of load and temperature on in vitro degradation of poly(glycolide-co-L-lactide) multifilament braids.

@article{Deng2005EffectOL,
  title={Effect of load and temperature on in vitro degradation of poly(glycolide-co-L-lactide) multifilament braids.},
  author={Meng Deng and Jack Zhou and Gavin Chen and Daniel Burkley and Yunmei Xu and Dennis D. Jamiolkowski and Thomas A. Barbolt},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 20},
  pages={4327-36}
}
The effects of load and temperature on in vitro degradation behaviors of poly(glycolide-co-L-lactide) 90/10 multifilament braids were investigated in phosphate buffer solution at pH 7.4. The property changes of the braids with time were monitored by tensile test, gel permeation chromatography analysis, and scanning electron microscopy. The interrelationships between material properties, time and experimental conditions were explored. The results showed that the polymer braids gradually lost… CONTINUE READING