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Fabrication of biodegradable polymer (PLGA) microstructures and applications in controlled drug delivery
Author(s): Ren Yang; Tianning Chen; Hualing Chen; Wanjun Wang
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Paper Abstract

Using biodegradable polymers for implantable drug delivery purposes has been a very important research area and industry for many years. Polymers, such as PLGA, have been the most attractive one because it does not require removal after the drug has been released. We report a research effort to microfabricate high aspect ratio microstructures of PLGA and its potential applications in implantable drug delivery. The prototypes of packaged cells with dyes have also been made and currently under test for linear release of sample dyes.

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Date Published: 23 December 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5345, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems II, (23 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.530767
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Ren Yang, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Tianning Chen, Xian Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Hualing Chen, Xian Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Wanjun Wang, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5345:
Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems II
Peter Woias; Ian Papautsky, Editor(s)

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