Diffusion properties of tissue which encapsulates subcutaneous implants

TitleDiffusion properties of tissue which encapsulates subcutaneous implants
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsSharkawy, A, Klitzman, B, Truskey, G, and Reichert, W
JournalPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
Volume76
Start Page568
Pagination568 - 569
Date Published01/1997
Abstract

Results are presented of experiments on the diffusion properties of tissue with encapsulates subcutaneous implants. The first experiment was conducted to measure the effective coefficients through capsules which formed around various substrates implanted in 3 months rats. In the second study, a sensor-independent method of quantitatively assessing in vivo transport properties of tissue including the effects of vascularity is developed. Combined, the data suggests that a classic foreign body capsule indeed retards the transport of even small molecules from plasma to an implant.

Short TitlePolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering