Hydrogels for biomedical applications

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2001 Nov;944:62-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb03823.x.

Abstract

This paper reviews the composition and synthesis of hydrogels, the character of their absorbed water, and permeation of solutes within their swollen matrices. The most important properties of hydrogels relevant to their biomedical applications are also identified, in particular for use of hydrogels as drug and cell carriers, and as tissue engineering matrices.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biocompatible Materials*
  • Hydrogels*
  • Water

Substances

  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Hydrogels
  • Water