New synthetic absorbable polymers as BMP carriers: plastic properties of poly-D,L-lactic acid-polyethylene glycol block copolymers.

@article{Saito1999NewSA,
  title={New synthetic absorbable polymers as BMP carriers: plastic properties of poly-D,L-lactic acid-polyethylene glycol block copolymers.},
  author={Nao Saito and Takao Okada and Shigemitsu Toba and Shimpei Miyamoto and Kunio Takaoka},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={104-10}
}
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are biologically active molecules capable of eliciting new bone formation. In combination with biomaterials, these proteins can be used in a clinical setting as bone-graft substitutes to promote bone repair. To find new synthetic absorbable polymers with plastic nature that can be used as BMP-carrier materials, six types of poly-D,L-lactic acid-polyethylene glycol block copolymer (PLA-PEG) with various molecular weights of PLA and PEG were synthesized. These… CONTINUE READING