Jan 26, 2015
Norbert Sparrow, Plastics Today
Not all bioresorbables are created equal. Poly lactic acid (PLA) and poly glycolic acid (PGA) are the most common go-to materials for the fabrication of resorbable implants—devices that perform a function and, once completed, are resorbed by the body. They have their drawbacks, however: PLA and PGA may leave behind an unwanted souvenir—inflammation—as they leave the body, and, because they are stiff materials, they do not conform well to the elastic nature of tissue. Regenerez technology based on poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) from Secant Medical offers an alternative.