We have deposited poly (D, L lactic acid) (PDLLA) thin films using matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE). FTIR spectroscopy revealed that the PDLLA had similar absorption bands to the dropcast material. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy has shown that peaks corresponding to C-H, C-O and C=O represented 38.4, 30.1 and 31.4% of the C1s spectrum, respectively. XPS O1s analysis revealed that the O=C and O-C components make up 52 and 48 % of the O1s content. Atomic force microscopy revealed that MAPLE deposition provides smooth, continuous thin biomaterial films. These matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation-deposited biomaterial thin films may serve to improve the implant/tissue interface.