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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 3367-3379

Biomedical Applications of Polyhydroxyalkanoates: The Future Polymer
Aditi Dhingra*
Amity Institute of Virology and Immunology (AIVI), Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201313, India
*Corresponding author

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are polymers, which are produced by microorganisms in the form of granules under unbalanced growth conditions. They are biocompatible, biodegradable and sustainable, which makes it suitable for synthesising biomedical apparatus. Devices such as sutures, orthopaedic devices, cardiovascular implants, implant patches can be prepared using different combinations of this polymer. The polymer and its composites being biodegradable and sustainable can take over the conventional plastics in near future. This article reviews the various aspects of polyhydroxyalkanoates in the field of biomedicine and concludes PHA as the future polymer.

Keywords: Polyhydroxy alkanoates, Biomedical apparatus, Suture, Orthopaedic devices, Implant patches, Biodegradability, Fracture fixation, Plastics in healthcare

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Aditi Dhingra. 2020. Biomedical Applications of Polyhydroxyalkanoates: The Future Polymer.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 3367-3379. doi:
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