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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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.

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


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