Laser surface modification of biodegradable polymers and biomedical applications

Mitsuhiro Terakawa, Shuhei Yada

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Abstract

During the last decades, biodegradable polymers have been attracting increasing attention in tissue engineering and drug delivery due to its high biocompatibility and biodegradability. Chemical structure and surface properties of biodegradable polymers are known to be a key factor to decide its functionality as biomaterials. Among various methods to process or modify biodegradable polymer surfaces, laser processing has advantages in a dry processing which is able to process complex-shaped surfaces without using a toxic chemical component. This review gives an overview of laser processing of biodegradable polymer surfaces for biomedical applications. The formation of laser induced periodic surface structure (LIPSS) on a biodegradable polymer is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1043-1048
Number of pages6
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Volume135
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Biodegradable polymers
Surface treatment
Lasers
Processing
Biodegradability
Drug delivery
Biocompatibility
Tissue engineering
Biomaterials
Surface structure
Surface properties

Keywords

  • Biodegradable polymer
  • Biomedical applications
  • Femtosecond laser
  • Laser ablation
  • Laser-induced periodic surface structure
  • Micro/nanoprocessing

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Laser surface modification of biodegradable polymers and biomedical applications. / Terakawa, Mitsuhiro; Yada, Shuhei.

In: IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems, Vol. 135, No. 9, 2015, p. 1043-1048.

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