Secant Medical to Present Controlled Release Kinetics of Vitamin Loaded Poly(glycerol sebacate) at the 2015 TERMIS World Congress

Telford, Pennsylvania – September 1, 2015 – Secant Medical’s research involving the controlled release kinetics of poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) has been accepted for presentation at the 2015 TERMIS World Congress in Boston, Massachusetts. Carissa Smoot, Scientist at Secant Medical, will present the poster titled, “Controlled Release Kinetics of Vitamin Loaded Poly(glycerol sebacate),” on September 10 during the Sunrise Poster Session 4.
 
“The delivery science and technology of controlled release has been around for decades and only continues to grow,” said Carissa Smoot. “Poly(glycerol sebacate) has a promising future in controlled release. As a surface eroder, PGS demonstrated zero-order release and a controllable degradation profile.”
 
Smoot’s presentation will focus on multiple formulations of PGS with vitamin B12, discussing the degradation and vitamin release profiles as well as the polymer cure time and vitamin concentration. Secant Medical offers a research grade version of PGS branded as Regenerez®, which is a next generation bioresorbable resin that serves as a platform for regenerative medicine, offering the potential to create a more favorable environment to promote tissue regeneration.
 
Key Information
Poster #1385: Controlled Release Kinetics of Vitamin Loaded Poly(glycerol sebacate)
When: Thursday, September 10 from 7:00–8:00 am
Where: Boston Marriott Copley Place
 
About the 2015 TERMIS World Congress: The 2015 TERMIS World Congress is a meeting held every three years, bringing together researchers, scientists, trainees, and students from academia and industry to discuss critical developments in the field. The meeting is led by keynote speakers, and consists of parallel technical sessions as well as poster presentations. A strong role in the meeting planning and execution will be played by the TERMIS Student and Young Investigator Section (SYIS), and there will be an emphasis on promoting the careers of women and underrepresented groups in the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine fields.
 
About Secant Medical: Secant Medical® designs and manufactures biomedical textiles and advanced biomaterials for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Employing medical fabric engineering technologies, we blend polymeric, metallic and resorbable biomaterials to create custom, high-performance structures that are used in the cardiovascular, general surgery, neurovascular, orthopedic and regenerative medicine fields. Built on a 70-year history, we’re committed to the future of biomaterials and their role in the healing process and are actively engaged in research partnerships to advance next-generation biomaterial development. Secant Medical is a business unit of Fenner PLC, a worldwide leader in reinforced polymer engineering headquartered in Yorkshire, England.
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