protein controlled release
Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
The blend miscibility of poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA) and poly(styrene-co-acrylamide) (PSAm) was studied by DSC. A ‘miscible window’ was found in the range 47-57 mol% of acrylamide in blending PSAm with PHEMA (1:1 w/w) and was analysed by the mean-field theory. The water content and permeability coefficients of proteins were measured. The results show that the water content of the blends depends on the composition of PSAm and the blends, and the behaviour of blends swollen in water in Fickian type. However, the permeability of the solutes not only related to water content, but was also affected by phase behaviour. Controlled release of somatotropin from a cylindrical device coated with PHEMA/PSAm was achieved.
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