Relevant Hydrogels Applications in Biomedical Field

A special issue of Gels (ISSN 2310-2861). This special issue belongs to the section "Gel Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2024) | Viewed by 173

Special Issue Editors

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
Interests: nanomaterials; polymers; hydrogels; biomaterials; zwitterionic materials
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College of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
Interests: tough hydrogels; 3D printing; soft electronics; biomaterials; biomedical applications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hydrogels are the mixture of hydrophilic polymer networks and aqueous fluid, that show unique tunable viscoelasticity and structural similarity to the extracellular matrix, making them inherently well suited for biological and biomedical applications. Over the past several decades, many exciting hydrogel designs with optimized mechanical strength, release/degradation kinetics, and high bioactivities have been successfully transformed into drug delivery, wound dressing, and tissue engineering. Recently, with the development of clinical concepts/technologies (e.g., medical ultrasound, artificial electronic skins), the rational invasive integration of continuous imaging, disease diagnosis, and efficient treatment in soft hydrogels gradually emerged and developed. Obviously, many remaining exciting hydrogel-related biomedical applications are worthy for us to explore.

This Special Issue is a thorough collection of articles dealing with hydrogels applications in the biomedical field, including the rational synthesis and characterization of biocompatible hydrogels, the fabrication of hydrogel devices for biomedical trials, as well as other biomedical innovations. In addition, to show a better understanding of these applications, we highly encourage those submission related to multidisciplinary works, for instance, nanomedicines/hydrogels control-release systems, electronic/ hydrogels devices, novel structural hydrogels/bio-models, hydrogels/ medical instruments. Publication of original research articles, rapid communications or reviews in this Special Issue will make an important contribution to advancing their biomedical applications. We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Dong Zhang
Dr. Siyu Zheng
Guest Editors

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  • hydrogels
  • biomedical applications
  • drug delivery
  • tissue engineering
  • artificial hydrogel-based electronic skins
  • wound healings
  • cell scaffolds
  • DNA hydrogels

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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