A foamed bioplastic is being developed in Germany as a drug carrier for treatment of common diseases of the urinary bladder such as overactive bladder. The bioplastic is made of a copolymer of derivatives of lactic and glycolic acids. Both are often made from sugar beets.
The Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University (Aachen, Germany) is partnering with other research organizations on the potential use of a drug delivery system consisting of a drug-loaded polymer matrix. Also called microspheres, the matrix is embedded in a foamed absorbable carrier system....