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Biodegradable bottlebrush polycarbonates with benzophenone groups for the preparation of tissue engineering scaffolds

Project description

Novel biomaterials for tissue engineering

Aliphatic polycarbonates are compounds that contain the chemical group -O-C(O)-O- in a non-aromatic structure. Recent years have seen a resurged interest in these molecules due to advancement in their production. Their attractive features include biocompatibility and acid-free degradation, rendering aliphatic polycarbonates ideal for biomaterials as they don’t cause tissue inflammation. Moreover, they can be functionalised and can thus serve as implants and drug vehicles. The EU-funded PhotoPolyCarb project is working on a 3D printing approach that uses aliphatic polycarbonates to generate biomaterials for tissue engineering purposes. The approach constitutes a step closer to the development of tailor-made implants, which have the potential to improve the patients’ health and quality of life.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00