Biocompatibility and Bioresorption of 3D-Printed Polylactide and Polyglycolide Tissue Membranes

We studied biocompatibility and bioresorption of 3D-printed polylactide and polyglycolide tissue membranes. Ultrasound microscopy and histological examination showed that membranes fabricated of a copolymer of lactic and glycolic acids in a mass ratio of 1:9 are bioresorbed and have good biocompatibility with soft tissues (connective tissue, adipose tissue, and epithelium). An important feature of the copolymer membranes, which differs them from pure polylactide membranes, is the formation of a thin fibrous capsule that did not interfere its destruction by the mechanism of hydrolytic resorption.

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Translated from Byulleten’ Eksperimental’noi Biologii i Meditsiny, Vol. 170, No. 9, pp. 352-356, September, 2020

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Kim, E.V., Petronyuk, Y.S., Guseynov, N.A. et al. Biocompatibility and Bioresorption of 3D-Printed Polylactide and Polyglycolide Tissue Membranes. Bull Exp Biol Med 170, 356–359 (2021).

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Key Words

  • barrier membrane
  • guided bone regeneration
  • 3D printing
  • polylactide
  • polyglycolide