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Biomaterials. 1996 Mar;17(5):471-84.

Glutaraldehyde as a fixative in bioprostheses and drug delivery matrices.

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Polymer Chemistry Division, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India.

Abstract

The use of glutaraldehyde as a fixative in bioprostheses and drug delivery matrices is reviewed. The chemistry of glutaraldehyde cross-linking and its effect on the biological performance of a number of bioprostheses such as tissue heart valves, vascular grafts, pericardial patches, tendon grafts and drug delivery matrices are examined.

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