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Developing a Model of Peripheral Nerve Graft Based on Natural Polymers

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Presented are the results of investigations into the preparation of a peripheral nerve prosthesis. The prosthesis is built up of a multichannel core having a diameter of 2 to 5 mm. The core prepared by freeze drying is housed in a polymeric sleeve. The prosthesis core is made of microcrystalline chitosan (MCCh) while the sleeve is prepared from poly(DL-lactide-coglycolide) copolymer. The usefulness of the prepared biomaterial was assessed by in vivo testing on animals

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biopolymers, peripheral nerve, prosthesis, chitosan.

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Kucharska M, Niekraszewicz A, Kardas I, Marcol W, Właszczuk A , Larysz-Brysz M, Lewin-Kowalik J. Developing a Model of Peripheral Nerve Graft Based on Natural Polymers. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2012; 20, 6B (96): 115-120.

Published in issue no 6B (96) / 2012, pages 115–120.

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