Preparation of interpenetrating networks of gelatin and dextran as degradable biomaterials.

@article{Kosmala2000PreparationOI,
  title={Preparation of interpenetrating networks of gelatin and dextran as degradable biomaterials.},
  author={J D Kosmala and David B. Henthorn and Lisa Brannon-Peppas},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 20},
  pages={2019-23}
}
Gelatin and dextran were blended and crosslinked to form enzymatically degradable interpenetrating polymeric networks (IPNs) as materials for degradable implants. Several crosslinking methods were investigated including treatment with glyceraldehyde, thermal hardening, and chelation of dextran by divalent metal cations. IPNs were characterized by an… CONTINUE READING