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Title: Hydrogel microspheres for the treatment of tumours
Author: Forster, Richard Edward John
Awarding Body: University of Brighton
Current Institution: University of Brighton
Date of Award: 2009
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Embolic materials for the treatment of hypervasularised tumours are often non-degradable hydrogels. In this thesis alginate hydrogel microspheres were synthesised and tested as a potential biodegradable embolic agent. Degradation and compressibility were shown in vitro to be dependent on the mannuronic acid to L-guluronic acid ratio, which was attributed to the affinity of calcium to bind to the different alginate monomers. The microspheres were shown to be deliverable and compatible with non-ionic radiopaque contrast media.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: B000 Health Professions