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BME 306: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

An introduction to finding and citing academic research in BME.

Researching and Writing in BME

When doing research in a specific field, the best way to proceed is to find the databases that focus on that field. Here will you find the right databases to use when looking for academic research in biomedical engineering, as well as how to cite that research in your own work.

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PLGA microspheres, SEM

PLGA microspheres, 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. Magnification: x2350, when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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