Biodegradable Polymer - History

History

Biodegradable polymers were used in the times of the Romans. The first medical use of a biodegradable polymer were Catgut sutures. One desired property of a suture is that it slowly degrades as the wound heals. The Romans used cat gut, however this elicited a bad inflammatory response.

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