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Degradable Unimolecular Nanoparticles

Executive Summary Biodegradable polymers are useful as drug delivery agents. MSU researchers have developed a poly(glycolide) based polymer that forms unimolecular micelles with diameters less than 50 nm. These nanoparticles contain functional groups which provide anchoring sites for drugs, contrast agents or other biological agents. Description of...
Published: 10/26/2020   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Baker, Erin Vogel, Milton Smith, Iii
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Pharmaceutical, Nanotechnology

Poly (1,4-benzodioxepin-3-alkyl-2,5-dione)s: Degradable Polymers with High Glass Transition Temperatures

Introduction Polylactic acid (PLA) is growing rapidly in popularity as an alternative to petroleum-derived plastics. It is biodegradable, thermoplastic, and derived from renewable resources. However, polylactides must be crystalline tor them to be dimensionally stable above 50° C, which is a characteristic that limits its use for some applications....
Published: 10/8/2010   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Baker, Feng Jing, Milton Smith, Iii
Keywords(s): Biodegradable, Bioresorbable, PLA, Polylactic Acid Category(s): Chemicals, Materials

Functionalization of Polylactides by Click Chemistry

Introduction Polylactic acid (PLA) and polyglycotides are growing rapidly in popularity as an alternative to petroleum-derived plastics for biomedical applications. They are biodegradable, thermoplastic, and derived from renewable resources. However, there are functional characteristics associated with these polymers that limit their use for some...
Published: 10/7/2010   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Baker, Milton Smith, Iii, Xuwei Jiang, Erin Vogel
Keywords(s): Degradable Polymers, PDLA, PLA, PLLA, Polyglycolides, Polylactic Acid Category(s): Medical, Biotechnology, Chemicals

Biodegradable Plastics with High Glass Transition Temperatures Replace PET and Polystyrene

IntroductionBeginning around 1995, the inventor took an interest in finding ways to make polymers from natural resources since it was apparent that petroleum-based polymers would eventually increase markedly in cost as the world reserves of petroleum diminished. An associate suggested they research making polymers from hydroxyl acids. This led to the...