• A general function of biodegradable polymers that need to be fulfilled is biodegradability, biocompatibility, and temporal structural integrity.
  • Several biodegradable polymers are available to use in 3-D bioprinting technologies.
Synthetic biodegradable polymers Product name Melting process Solution process
Poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) PolyInks®-PCL o o
Poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) PolyInks®-PLA o o
Polydixoanone (PDO) o o
Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) o
Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) o o
Poly(lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) (PLCL) PolyInks®-PLCLs o o
Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) o o
Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PolyHEMA) o