Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-3020 (Print)
ISSN 2542-193X (Online)


composite material

Electrically Induced Opening of Composite PLA/SWCNT Microchambers for Implantable Drug Depot Systems

Time- and site-specific release of bioactive compounds mediated by microcontainers immobilized on a surface is of high importance in a variety of tasks related to biomedicine and functional coatings. In the present work, we investigate arrays of hollow microchambers formed by composite shells based on a polylactic acid matrix and single-walled carbon nanotubes filler with high responsiveness towards electric current stimuli. The monitoring of the morphology changes reveals significant damages to the shells of microchambers formed by conductive composite material.

Electrically induced opening of composite PLA/SWCNT microchambers for implantable drug depot systems

Time- and site-specific release of bioactive compounds mediated by microcontainers immobilized on a surface is of high importance in a variety of tasks related to biomedicine and functional coatings. In the present work, we investigate arrays of hollow microchambers formed by composite shells based on a polylactic acid matrix and single-walled carbon nanotubes filler with high responsiveness towards electric current stimuli. The monitoring of the morphology changes reveals significant damages to the shells of microchambers formed by conductive composite material.