Accession Number : AD0765341

Title :   Development of a Synthetic Polymer Burn Covering.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 3, 1 Jun-11 Aug 73.

Corporate Author : DYNATECH R/D CO CAMBRIDGE MASS

Report Date : 15 AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : High molecular weight (140,000) poly-epsilon-caprolactone has been made using a bulk polymerization process. Poly-epsilon-caprolactone has been laminated to collagen film. When applied to a wound, collagen side down, the laminate successfully stimulated early coagulation and a fibrin network developed. Poly-epsilon-caprolactone has been laminated to nylon velour. A flash burn technique was established. Ploy-epsilon-caprolactone in a solvent solution was applied directly to the burn. Techniques were established for making porous poly-epsilon-caprolactone films which can be laminated to continuous films. A systematic program of epsilon-caprolactone ploymerizations has been initiated to determine the optimum reaction conditions. Poly-epsilon-caprolactone has been successfully bonded to two structured materials and the laminate tested in vivo.

Descriptors :   (*BURNS(INJURIES), PROTECTIVE COVERINGS), THERAPY, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, SURGICAL SUPPLIES, POLYMERS, IN VIVO ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE