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BME 423: Biomedical Engineering Senior Design

A collection of resources for use in BME Senior Design projects.

You Can't Solve the Problem If You Don't Know What It Is

You have to know the details of the issue you're trying to fix before you can figure out how to fix it. The resources collected here will help you and your group figure out the best places to look for information on your topic.

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PLGA biomedical device, SEM

PLGA biomedical device, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). PLGA, or poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid), is a copolymer used in a variety of biomedical devices such as grafts, sutures (stitches), implants, prosthetic devices, and micro and nanoparticles for drug delivery. PLGA is particularly well suited to these uses as a result of its biodegradability and bio-compatibility - It breaks down in the body to produce lactic acid and glycolic acid, both of which occur naturally in the body. One PLGA drug delivery device is currently used for the treatment of prostate cancer.

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