Research and Development Centre, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd, Bharuch, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author: Archana Solanki, Research and Development Centre, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd, Bharuch, Gujarat, India.
Received: September 18, 2017; Published: December 02, 2017
Citation: Archana Solanki. “Scope of Polyurethanes in Biomedical Applications”. Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 1.6 (2018).
Biocompatible polymers have emerged as biomaterials in contemporary times. The research in the field is approaching to most challenging level as they can transform the living standard of human beings a step forward. The popularity of polymers is due to their special structural design leading to flexibility, adaptability and lower manufacturing cost. The widespread applications of such biopolymers in biomedical field involves artificial organs, transdermal patches, implantable devices, wound dressings, tissue engineering, prostheses, ophthalmology, vaginal rings, dentistry and drug delivery systems. The prerequisite for a polymeric material to be applicable as an ideal biomaterial is biocompatibility which in turn depends on several other factors, including the mechanical properties, morphology, thermal properties, magnetic properties, biodegradability as well as toxicity.
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