2 December 2014

Tissue Regenerating Plastics from Bugs

Organised by:

 SCI's London Group in partnership with UCL's Chemical Physical Society

University College London, London, UK

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Synopsis

Bacteria can be used for the production of a family of polymers called Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), that are biodegradable and biocompatible. PHAs are polyesters of 3-,4-,5- and 6- hydroxyalkanoic acids and depending on their monomer carbon chain length can be divided in to two main types, short chain length PHAs (C3-C5), SCL-PHAs and medium chain length PHAs (C6-614) PHAs have a range of mechanical properties and degradation rates and hence can be used to mimic a variety of different tissue types.

This talk will describe the production of a range of PHAs and their use in bone, nerve cartilage and cardiac tissue regeneration. In addition the use of PHAs for controlled and targeted drug delivery will be described.


Venue and Contact

UCL

Department of Chemistry
University College London
20 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AJ 

 

SCI Communications

Tel: 0207 598 1594

Email: Communications@soci.org


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