Accession Number:

AD0765341

Title:

Development of a Synthetic Polymer Burn Covering.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. no. 3, 1 Jun-11 Aug 73.

Corporate Author:

DYNATECH R/D CO CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

High molecular weight 140,000 poly-epsilon-caprolactone has been made using a bulk polymerization process. Poly-epsilon-caprolactone has been laminated to collagen film. When applied to a wound, collagen side down, the laminate successfully stimulated early coagulation and a fibrin network developed. Poly-epsilon-caprolactone has been laminated to nylon velour. A flash burn technique was established. Ploy-epsilon-caprolactone in a solvent solution was applied directly to the burn. Techniques were established for making porous poly-epsilon-caprolactone films which can be laminated to continuous films. A systematic program of epsilon-caprolactone ploymerizations has been initiated to determine the optimum reaction conditions. Poly-epsilon-caprolactone has been successfully bonded to two structured materials and the laminate tested in vivo.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE