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Teijin develops plant-based biodegradable adhesion prevention gel

7:45 AM MDT | September 19, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Teijin (Tokyo) announced today that it has developed an adhesion prevention gel made with a plant-based biodegradable polymer that is expected to be applied in laparoscopic surgery. The company plans to commercialize the material by 2020.   Teijin's newly material is derived from chemically modified cellulose. As a gel, it can be used in narrow fields or on body parts with complex shapes, and as a plant-based biodegradable polymer, it is simply absorbed by the body after a few days with no need for surgical removal, the company says. Animal testing has...

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