Antimicrobial and biodegradable PLGA medical sutures with natural grapefruit seed extracts

Hye Sun Lee, So Hyun Park, Jin Hyung Lee, Bong Yong Jeong, Sang Kook Ahn, Young Muk Choi, Doo Jin Choi, Jeong Ho Chang

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Abstract

This work demonstrates the development of novel antimicrobial and biodegradable suture coated by natural extract from grape fruit. The natural extract is loaded to PLGA suture and their optimum conditions are determined as a function of soaking time, loaded volume, and releasing time. Furthermore, the evaluation of antibacterial effect was achieved by Staphylococcus aureus and Escherchia DH5α with the used amounts and released time. The cell growth was calculated for several days through 2 months. The physicochemical properties of antimicrobial and biodegradable PLGA suture are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume95
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Lee, H. S., Park, S. H., Lee, J. H., Jeong, B. Y., Ahn, S. K., Choi, Y. M., Choi, D. J., & Chang, J. H. (2013). Antimicrobial and biodegradable PLGA medical sutures with natural grapefruit seed extracts. Materials Letters, 95, 40-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2012.12.090