Degradation profile and preliminary clinical testing of a resorbable device for ligation of blood vessels
2013 (English)In: Acta Biomaterialia, ISSN 1742-7061, E-ISSN 1878-7568, Vol. 9, no 6, 6898-904 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A resorbable device for ligation of blood vessels was developed and tested in vitro to reveal the degradation profile of the device and to predict the clinical performance in terms of adequate mechanical support during a healing period of I week. In addition, preliminary clinical testing was performed that showed complete hemostasis and good tissue grip of renal arteries in five pigs. The device was made by injection molding of poly(glycolide-co-trimethylene carbonate) triblock copolymer, and it consisted of a case with a locking mechanism connected to a partly perforated flexible band. A hydrolytic degradation study was carried out for 7, 30 and 60 days in water and buffer medium, following the changes in mass, water absorption, pH and mechanical properties. A new rapid matrix-free laser desorption ionization-mass spectrometry (LDI-MS) method was developed for direct screening of degradation products released into the degradation medium. The combination of LDI-MS and electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry analyses enabled the comparison of the degradation product patterns in water and buffer medium. The identified degradation products were rich in trimethylene carbonate units, indicating preferential hydrolysis of amorphous regions where trimethylene units are located. The crystallinity of the material was doubled after 60 days of hydrolysis, additionally confirming the preferential hydrolysis of trimethylene carbonate units and the enrichment of glycolide units in the remaining solid matrix. The mechanical performance of the perforated band was followed for the first week of hydrolysis and the results suggest that sufficient strength is retained during the healing time of the blood vessels.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 9, no 6, 6898-904 p.
Resorbable device, Aliphatic polyesters, Biomedical materials, Degradation products, Mass spectrometry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-132372DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2013.02.018ISI: 000319951500016PubMedID: 23438863ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84877692674OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-132372DiVA: diva2:659661
QC 201311222013-10-262013-10-262014-08-11Bibliographically approved