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Special Issue "Investigation and Bio-Medical Application of Injectable Hydrogels"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2022) | Viewed by 414

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Lin Yu
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Guest Editor
State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438, China
Interests: injectable hydrogels; drug delivery; tissue regeneration; synthesis of biomedical polymers; design of imaging materials
Prof. Dr. Li Ming Zhang
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Guest Editor
Polymer Research Institute, Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: biomaterials; hydrogels; nanoparticles; biopolymers; functional nanocomposites
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hydrogels are three-dimensional polymeric networks absorbing a significant amount of water or biological fluids. Because of their good biocompatibility, flexible methods of synthesis, broad range of constitutes, and adjustable gel properties, hydrogels have shown great potential for biomedical applications, such as tissue engineering, drug delivery, skin repair, 3D cell culture, prevention of postoperative adhesion, etc. In particular, injectable hydrogels that allow for in situ formation at the administration site using chemical or physical stimuli as triggers have received increased attention in view of their merits of convenient administration and minimally invasive application.

This Special Issue will focus on recent progress in the field of injectable hydrogels, including design and synthesis of new injectable hydrogels, relationship of polymer architecture and in situ gelation properties, and their various biomedical applications. Researchers in these fields are, therefore, warmly invited to propose relevant reviews, perspectives, and research papers to be published in this Special Issue of Molecules.

Prof. Dr. Lin Yu
Prof. Dr. Li Ming Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • design and synthesis of injectable hydrogels
  • drug delivery
  • tissue engineering
  • 3D cell culture
  • skin repair
  • other applications

Published Papers

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