Synthesis of poly (L-lactic acid) scaffolds under controlled freezing conditions

Harish Chinnasami, Daniel J. Hayes, Ram Devireddy

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Abstract

Poly (l-lactic acid) (PLLA) scaffolds for bone grafts were prepared by using Thermally Induced Phase Separation (TIPS) method. Solutions of PLLA-dioxane was formed by dissolving a predetermined value of PLLA in dioxane (3, 7 and 10% wt/vol) at 323K. These solutions were frozen at controlled cooling rates (1, 10 and 40°C/min) in cylindrical capsules. The frozen solutions were freeze-dried for a period of 48 hours for the frozen dioxane to completely sublimate, leaving the porous PLLA scaffold. The scaffolds which were formed under different processing conditions were characterized in terms of porosity, pore sizes and compressive moduli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
EventASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013 - Sunriver, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2013Jun 29 2013

Publication series

NameASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013
Volume1 A

Other

OtherASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySunriver, OR
Period6/26/136/29/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Chinnasami, H., Hayes, D. J., & Devireddy, R. (2013). Synthesis of poly (L-lactic acid) scaffolds under controlled freezing conditions. In ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013 (ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC 2013; Vol. 1 A). https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2013-14168