Biomedical applications of poly(lactic acid)

Rajendra P. Pawar, Sunil U. Tekale, Suresh U. Shisodia, Jalinder T. Totre, Abraham J. Domb

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Polylactic acid (PLA) is a biodegradable, biocompatible, non-toxic and eco-friendly polymer. PLA and its composites are currently used in medical implants, tissue engineering, orthopedic devices, drug delivery systems, etc. The present review highlights recent research and patents for the utility of PLA based polymers and their blends in biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-51
Number of pages12
JournalRecent Patents on Regenerative Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Biomedical applications
  • Medical implants
  • PLA


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