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BME 423: Biomedical Engineering Senior Design

A collection of resources that will be of use to students as they work on their Senior Design projects.

BME Senior Design

Welcome! This guide hopes to serve as a useful resource for you as you work on your Senior Design project. It collects the materials discussed in the lecture by Vicky Ludas Orlofsky, Instruction & Scholarly Communication Librarian (vorlofsk@stevens.edu). Questions? Suggestions? Shoot me an email! 

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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