Developing Materials for Biodegradable Otolaryngological Stents

Marta Razimowicz1, Przemysław Gnatowski1, Paweł Szarlej1, Edyta Piłat1, Maciej Sienkiewicz1, Justyna Kucińska-Lipka1
1 Department of Polymer Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology, 11/12 Narutowicza St., 80-233 Gdansk, Poland.
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Materials for otolaryngological stents have to be characterized by good tensile strength, wear resistance, biocompatibility, and specific degradation time. This work aimed to synthesize polyurethanes based on various biodegradable polyol blends. Their biodegradability and mechanical properties were tested and compared to commercial BIOFLEX material.

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