Gabriel Zdrale

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2022

Gabriel Zdrale
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Optimization of PEG-Polyurethane Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG)-Polyurethane polymers are currently being used in tissue regeneration scaffolds, heart valves, and wound healing applications. Targeting specific PEG-Polyurethane properties can address the clinical needs mentioned above. The focus of this research is to analyze the molecular structure, the molecular weight (MW), and the accelerated swelling and degradation of the polymer to optimize PEG-Polyurethane for tissue regeneration. The polymers were manufactured at different temperatures and characterized to evaluate molecular weight and structure.

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Assessing the overall properties of PEG-Polyurethane will identify its possible regeneration capabilities in biomedical applications.

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  • FURI
  • Spring 2022

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