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Reports on Polymer Research Findings from Hebrew University Provide New Insights

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Polymer Research. According to news originating from Jerusalem, Israel, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The revelation of biodegradable polymers dates back to many years ago. From then, their emergence leads to the surge of many biomaterials applicable in various fields like controlled drug delivery, regenerative medicine, orthopedic and long-term implants which proved out to be momentous contributions of these materials."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Hebrew University, "The immense effort and investigation kept on these materials are reflected by significant upsurge of the biodegradable polymer-based marketed products and ongoing clinical trials of these materials. The synthetic versatility and flexible features of these polymers to get custom designed in accordance with need make them attractive for various therapeutic strategies. Long-term biocompatibility and avoidance of surgery to remove implants are the main advantages of biodegradable materials over biostable polymers by which the former stand in for various indications over the latter."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This review gives an overview on various biodegradable polymers with details on properties, mode of degradation and the potential biomedical applications associated with them."

For more information on this research see: Biodegradable polymers-an overview. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 2014;25(5):427-435. Polymers for Advanced Technologies can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Polymers for Advanced Technologies -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S. Doppalapudi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Fac Med, Sch Pharm, IL-91120 Jerusalem, Israel. Additional authors for this research include A. Jain, W. Khan and A.J. Domb.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Israel, Jerusalem, Polymer Research

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Source: Journal of Technology

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