Effects of ethylene oxide gas sterilization on physical properties of poly(L-lactide)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(L-lactide) microspheres.

Abstract

The aggregation of poly(alpha-hydroxy acid) microspheres during ethylene oxide (EO) gas sterilization makes it difficult for the microspheres to be used in clinical applications. In this study, six kinds of PLLA-PEG-PLLA triblock copolymers (TriPLE) were synthesized with various composition ratios of PEG/PLLA in the range of 0.012 to 0.103. TriPLE… (More)

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