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Nanocomposite Hydrogels: Advances in Nanofillers Used for Nanomedicine

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Department of Immunology & Nano-Medicine, Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology, Centre for Personalized Nanomedicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
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School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067, India
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Department of Chemistry, Govt. Degree College Tral, Kashmir, J&K 192123, India
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Electrodics and Electrocatalysis Division, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi 630006, Tamil Nadu, India
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Received: 18 June 2018 / Revised: 8 August 2018 / Accepted: 23 August 2018 / Published: 6 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hydrogels for Drug Delivery)
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The ongoing progress in the development of hydrogel technology has led to the emergence of materials with unique features and applications in medicine. The innovations behind the invention of nanocomposite hydrogels include new approaches towards synthesizing and modifying the hydrogels using diverse nanofillers synergistically with conventional polymeric hydrogel matrices. The present review focuses on the unique features of various important nanofillers used to develop nanocomposite hydrogels and the ongoing development of newly hydrogel systems designed using these nanofillers. This article gives an insight in the advancement of nanocomposite hydrogels for nanomedicine. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomaterials; nanocomposite hydrogels; nanomedicine; biomedical applications; carbon nanotubes; pH responsive; biosensors biomaterials; nanocomposite hydrogels; nanomedicine; biomedical applications; carbon nanotubes; pH responsive; biosensors
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Vashist, A.; Kaushik, A.; Ghosal, A.; Bala, J.; Nikkhah-Moshaie, R.; A. Wani, W.; Manickam, P.; Nair, M. Nanocomposite Hydrogels: Advances in Nanofillers Used for Nanomedicine. Gels 2018, 4, 75.

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