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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Polyanhydrides

  • Polyanhydrides are a class of biodegradable polymers characterized by anhydride bonds that connect repeat units of the polymer backbone chain.
  • Their main application is in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry.
  • In vivo, polyanhydrides degrade into non-toxic diacid monomers that can be metabolized and eliminated from the body.
  • Owing to their safe degradation products, polyanhydrides are considered to be biocompatible.

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