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Polysciences Announces New Line of Biodegradable Polymers; Biodegradable Polymers Based On Copolymers Of Polylactic Acid (PLA) And Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Offer New Tools For Controlled Release Formulations And Delivery Platforms


Warrington, PA, August 2006 – Polysciences, Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty monomers and polymers for scientific and medicinal research, announced the release of a new line of novel biodegradable polymers based on copolymers of polylactic acid (PLA) and polyethylene glycol (PEG). The biodegradability of polymers based on lactic acid (LA) or glycolic acid (GA) and their copolymers with ethylene glycol (EG) opens up new avenues for drug delivery, gene therapy, tissue engineering and determination of cellular pathway mechanisms. Polymer structures featuring polyethylene glycol (PEG), with biodegradable or biocompatible segments offering micellular, nano and microsphere morphologies are useful for controlled release formulations.

“Our customer base is increasingly interested in exploring the use of biodegradable polymers for drug delivery, coatings on medical devices and fully biodegradable components. These unique biodegradable polymers expand Polysciences’ vast polymer portfolio which helps customers participate in the growing pharmaceutical, cellular biology and medical device markets,” said Robert Gleim Ph.D., Catalog Business Development Manager, Polysciences, Inc.

Polysciences specializes in custom synthetic capabilities as well as stocking a wide portfolio of polymers useful in designing new compositions for high performance applications.

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About Polysciences, Inc.
Headquartered in Warrington, Pa., Polysciences, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of laboratory supplies and specialty monomers/polymers for microscopy, histology, biotechnology, electronics, and other industrial applications. Although Polysciences offers a full line of off-the-shelf products for the medical, life sciences, and research community, its specialty is developing custom-synthesized polymers and monomers for customer-specific needs. Polysciences, Inc. is also a producer of custom adhesives and chemicals for the electronics industry. Polysciences has more than a 40-year history of successful partnerships with industry in developing new materials for emerging applications. Polysciences maintains facilities in Warrington, PA and Eppelheim, Germany in addition to the Fishers, Ind. facility of its wholly-owned subsidiary Bangs Labs, Inc. Visit



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