The development of an eco-friendly item implies the design of a sustainable material. Such a liaison is crucial in the biomedical field, where disposable devices are used in a broad range of applications, i.e. blisters, sutures, implants, scaffolds for tissue engineering and controlled drug delivery systems. As a consequence, the choice of biodegradable and healthy solutions, given their contact with human body, is a fundamental pre-requisite. In this view, this paper compares a set of noteworthy existing PBS-based biodegradable polyesters in order to summarize their main properties and support designers during the material selection step, by following a life cycle thinking perspective.
BIODEGRADABLE PBS-BASED ALIPHATIC POLYESTERS FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS IN A LIFE CYCLE THINKING PERSPECTIVE / Fabbri, Martina; Gamberini, Rita; Gigli, M.; Lotti, N.; Rimini, Bianca. - In: ...SUMMER SCHOOL FRANCESCO TURCO. PROCEEDINGS. - ISSN 2283-8996. - ELETTRONICO. - 11-13-:(2013), pp. 157-165. (Intervento presentato al convegno XVIII Summer School "Francesco Turco" - A challenge for the future: The role of industrial engineering in a global sustainable economy tenutosi a Senigallia (AN) nel 11th - 13th September).