John Garner

New products from PolySciTech PLGA-histidine; fluorescent, biodegradable thermogels

Blog Post created by John Garner on Oct 23, 2015

PolySciTech division of Akina, Inc. provides a wide variety of biodegradable polymers and research products. Recently we have just added three new products. The first of which is PLGA-histidine methyl ester endcap (PolyVivo AI117). This polymer has the histidine unit which can allow for reaction with Iodine-125 which is a radio-label allowing the polymer to be traced by radio-based techniques. In addition to this, two fluorescent derivatives of thermogelling PolyVivo AK097 are available including AV025 which has a near infra-red conjugate dye and AV026 which has a FITC region conjugate dye. This allows for subsequent thermogels to be tracked by microscopy and other fluorescent techniques. Find out more at

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