Spectrometric and chromatographic methods for the analysis of polymeric explant materials.

Several analytical pyrolysis methods, namely pyrolysis mass spectrometry (Py-MS), time-resolved pyrolysis mass spectrometry (TRPy-MS), and pyrolysis short column gas chromatography mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS) were used to analyze polymers of clinical interest both before and after implantation. A sample of Biomer, a poly(ether urethane urea) used in the… CONTINUE READING