Technical Characteristics of PMMA Microspheres

PMMA micropsheres or polymethylmethacrylate microspheres are often referred as acrylic microspheres.? PMMA polymer is an amorphous, transparent and colorless thermoplastic that is hard and stiff. It has good abrasion and UV resistance and excellent optical clarity. It has somewhat poor solvent resistance. PMMA spheres are soluble in organic solvents such as acetone, benzene, or halogenated hydrocarbons. Though flammable, PMMA…

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Cosmetic Applications of Injectable Polymer Microspheres

Polymer microspheres, in particular injectable polymer particles with a diameter in the range of 30-300um, are becoming widely used as a biomaterial in different clinical fields, such as cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and urology. Injectable skin fillers offer many benefits in cosmetic dermatology, allowing new forms of facial rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment without surgery. Injectable skin and wrinkle fillers…

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Motivations for Using Biodegradable Microspheres in Drug Delivery

In recent years there is significant interest in using biodegradable polymeric microspheres for drug delivery. Delivering drugs through biodegradable microspheres has numerous advantages compared to conventional delivery systems. While in conventional systems the drug is usually released shortly after delivery and stops working after a brief period of time, biodegradable polymer offers a way to provide sustained release over…

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Fluorescent Tracer Microspheres – Properties and Applications

Fluorescent Tracer Particles

Fluorescent microspheres are round spherical particles that emit bright colors when illuminated by UV light. Ability to emit intense color under UV (black light) illumination provides contrast and visibility of microspheres relative to background materials.

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