Bioapplications of networks based on photo-cross-linked hyperbranched polymers

Sara Pedrón, Kristi Anseth, Julie A. Benton, Paula Bosch, Carmen Peinado

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This article deals with some of the most recent developments in the use of hyperbranched polymers in biomedical applications. Some examples have been selected to show their potential in drug delivery, tissue engineering, imaging technologies and molecular imprinting. Moreover, the preparation of methacrylic networks using chemically-modified hyperbranched polymers as multifunctional macromonomers by photopolymerization is described. The capability to support valve interstitial cell culture was demonstrated and the adhesion and functionality of the cells was related to the mechanical properties of these materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-313
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Biological applications of polymers
  • Biomaterials
  • Hyperbranched polymers
  • Macromonomers
  • Networks
  • Photopolymerization
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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