CO2 Solvent Could Enhance Stitches | July 19, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 29 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 88 Issue 29 | p. 32 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 19, 2010

CO2 Solvent Could Enhance Stitches

Green solvent infuses biodegradable sutures with an anti-inflammatory drug for sustained-release applications
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: 2"> supercritical CO2, ketoprofen, sutures, biodegradable

Carbon dioxide, despite its bad reputation as a greenhouse gas, is an inert, nonflammable, recyclable, and inexpensive solvent that is becoming popular for processing pharmaceuticals and biomedical polymers. In one of the latest studies, a team led by Randy D. Weinstein of Villanova University used liquid and supercritical CO2 to infuse biodegradable suture material with the anti-inflammatory drug ketoprofen for sustained-release applications (Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., DOI: "; $("#ERA_RC").html(contextualDefault); } }); var era_rc1 = {StyleId: '1',ERADomain: 'cen.firstlightera.com'};

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