Micro- and Nanoscale Hydrogel Systems for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering
AbstractThe pursuit for targeted drug delivery systems has led to the development of highly improved biomaterials with enhanced biocompatibility and biodegradability properties. Micro- and nanoscale components of hydrogels prepared from both natural and artificial components have been gaining significant importance due to their potential uses in cell based therapies, tissue engineering, liquid micro-lenses, cancer therapy, and drug delivery. In this review some of the recent methodologies used in the preparation of a number of synthetic hydrogels such as poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPAm), poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO), polyvinyl alcohol methylacrylate co-polymers (PVA-MA) and polylactic acid (PLA), as well as some of the natural hydrogels and their applications have been discussed in detail. View Full-Text
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Schwall, C.T.; Banerjee, I.A. Micro- and Nanoscale Hydrogel Systems for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering. Materials 2009, 2, 577-612.
Schwall CT, Banerjee IA. Micro- and Nanoscale Hydrogel Systems for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering. Materials. 2009; 2(2):577-612.Chicago/Turabian Style
Schwall, Christine T.; Banerjee, Ipsita A. 2009. "Micro- and Nanoscale Hydrogel Systems for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering." Materials 2, no. 2: 577-612.