Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > New Distribution Agreement With Boehringer Ingelheim Offers Sigma-Aldrich Customers Expanded Biodegradable Polylactide Polymers for Biomaterials Research

Abstract:
RESOMER(R) Biodegradable Polymer Line can Support all Phases of the Drug Discovery and Development Pipeline

New Distribution Agreement With Boehringer Ingelheim Offers Sigma-Aldrich Customers Expanded Biodegradable Polylactide Polymers for Biomaterials Research

St. Louis, MO | Posted on April 9th, 2010

Sigma-Aldrich® (Nasdaq: SIAL) announced today it has entered into a distribution agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, to offer its portfolio of RESOMER biodegradable polylactide (PLA) and poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) polymers to the research community. Offered under Aldrich® Chemistry's Materials Science initiative, RESOMER polymers will be available for use in research and development applications, with a reliable supply of chemically identical GMP materials for scale-up and commercialization made available from Boehringer Ingelheim. The agreement provides an important, seamless supply of polymer products to support biomaterials research. A complete product list is available at www.sigma-aldrich.com/poly.

PLA and PLGA polymers are biodegradable polyesters that degrade in the body by simple hydrolysis of the ester backbone to non-harmful and non-toxic compounds. The degradation products are either excreted by the kidneys or eliminated as carbon dioxide and water through well-known biochemical pathways. Current applications of the polymers include surgical sutures and resorbable implants, with significant interest to further expand the use of these materials to drug encapsulation and delivery applications. Because PLA/PLGA polymers are considered safe, non-toxic and biocompatible by regulatory agencies in virtually all developed countries, additional applications of these materials can be brought to market more quickly and cost effectively than those utilizing a novel polymer with unproven biocompatibility.

"PLA, PLGA and their copolymers are some of the most frequently used polymer materials studied for biomedical applications with properties that can be tuned by changing the polymer composition within the basic PLA/PLGA theme," said Dr. Ilya Koltover, Market Segment Manager for Aldrich Materials Science. "These polymers have been used successfully in a number of approved medical applications, making them a fundamental platform technology for biomaterials research. Through our agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim, we can ensure scientists around the globe a reliable, seamless supply of these high quality materials, from research to GMP to support all phases of drug discovery and development."

The Aldrich RESOMER offer consists of twelve PLA/PLGA copolymers, as well as a related biodegradable polymer poly(dioxanone), with plans for future expansion. The new portfolio complements Aldrich's current selection of polymers for biomedical applications, which includes an extensive offer of functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) PEG polymers and natural biocompatible polymers.

The foregoing release contains forward-looking statements that can be identified by terminology such as "fundamental platform technology," "are considered safe," "more cost effectively" or similar expressions, or by express or implied discussions regarding the RESOMER products, or regarding potential future revenues from information derived therefrom. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. Such forward-looking statements reflect the current views of management regarding future events, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. There can be no guarantee that information derived from the RESOMER products will continue to meet the demands of the marketplace. Nor can there be any guarantee that the RESOMER products will achieve any particular levels of revenue in the future. In particular, management's expectations regarding these web tools could be affected by, among other things, unexpected regulatory actions or delays or government regulation generally; the Company's ability to obtain or maintain patent or other proprietary intellectual property protection; competition in general; government, industry and general public pricing pressures; the impact that the foregoing factors could have on the values attributed to the Company's assets and liabilities as recorded in its consolidated balance sheet, and other risks and factors referred to in Sigma-Aldrich's current Form 10-K on file with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Sigma-Aldrich is providing the information in this press release as of this date and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

####

About Sigma-Aldrich
Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Its biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostic and other high technology manufacturing. Sigma-Aldrich has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use its products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 38 countries and has 7,700 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to Accelerating Customer Success through Innovation and Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service.

Sigma-Aldrich and Aldrich are registered trademarks of Sigma-Aldrich Biotechnology LP and Sigma-Aldrich Co. RESOMER® is a registered trademark of Bohringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Sean Battles
Sigma-Aldrich
314-286-7616

Copyright © Sigma-Aldrich

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Rice University scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material December 20th, 2014

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014

Aculon Hires New Business Development Director December 19th, 2014

Nanomedicine

Creation of 'Rocker' protein opens way for new smart molecules in medicine, other fields December 18th, 2014

Iranian Researchers Produce Electrical Pieces Usable in Human Body December 18th, 2014

Unraveling the light of fireflies December 17th, 2014

First Home-Made Edible Herbal Nanodrug Presented to Pharmacies across Iran December 17th, 2014

Announcements

Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Rice University scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material December 20th, 2014

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014

Aculon Hires New Business Development Director December 19th, 2014

Alliances/Partnerships/Distributorships

SUNY Poly NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as American Physical Society Fellow: SUNY Poly Associate Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Vincent LaBella Recognized for Significant Technological Innovations that Enable Interactive Learning December 17th, 2014

New 'electronic skin' for prosthetics, robotics detects pressure from different directions December 10th, 2014

SEMATECH Reports Significant Progress in EUV Resist Outgas Testing: Technologists from SEMATECH and JSR demonstrate outgas test results that further enable EUV lithography for high-volume manufacturing readiness December 3rd, 2014

Toward a low-cost 'artificial leaf' that produces clean hydrogen fuel December 3rd, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE