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Investigation of a polyether urethane-based polymer for promoting bone tissue healing

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Interest in the field of tissue engineering is rapidly increasing due to its role in providing a platform for regenerative medicine and tissue repair solutions. In particular, there is a clinical need to create a solution for healing major bone breaks and defects in patients using tissue engineering methods. Polyurethanes (PUs) that are ether-based have been shown to have favorable biocompatibility and are generally nondegradable. The goal of this research is to study a polyether urethane-based polymer and its potential to be used in treatments for large bone breaks.

Student researcher

Michelle Loui

Michelle Loui

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Lawrence, Kansas, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2020