PCL-PGA Copolymer

Poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone)

Synonyms: Polyglycolide-co-caprolactone, PGCL

Appearance: Pale yellow particle

CL: GA:7525/8515/5050/6535

Minimal order quantity: 30 gram

Poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone), commonly abbreviated as P(GA-co-CL), is an innovative copolymer that marries the distinctive attributes of its individual monomers, glycolide and caprolactone, promising a range of intriguing applications, particularly in the biomedical sector.

At its core, this copolymer capitalizes on the best of both worlds: the robustness and biodegradability of glycolide and the flexibility and endurance of caprolactone. Glycolide, renowned for its fast degradation rate and mechanical strength, is pivotal in the medical field, especially in the production of absorbable sutures. Conversely, caprolactone brings to the table its slower degradation rate and flexibility, broadening the applicability of the resultant copolymer, P(GA-co-CL).

A significant area where P(GA-co-CL) shines is in medical applications. Its intrinsic biocompatibility and tunable biodegradability make it a prime candidate for producing medical devices such as sutures, stents, and drug delivery systems. In tissue engineering, P(GA-co-CL) has cemented its position as a scaffold material, facilitating cell growth and tissue regeneration while ensuring minimal adverse reactions.

Additionally, P(GA-co-CL) flaunts its versatility in offering tailored solutions. By manipulating the ratio of glycolide to caprolactone during synthesis, the copolymer’s properties such as degradation rate, mechanical strength, and flexibility can be finely tuned to meet specific application requirements.

Polylactide offers poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone)s in various CL:GA ratios for the research of solid phase drug delivery or implantable systems, currently we can offer 75:25, 50:50, 85:15, 65:35 for options. Meanwhile, you can contact us if you have some other request.

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