Synthesis, Characterization and Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2022) | Viewed by 18127
Interests: biomaterials engineering; hydrogel nanocomposites; in vitro cell culture platforms; protein structure and function
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Hydrogels—three-dimensional crosslinked networks of hydrophilic polymers—have become a popular choice for many biomedical applications due to their ability to hold large amounts of water or biological fluids, therapeutic agents, and other biomolecules. Furthermore, many of their properties (porosity, swellability, viscoelasticity, etc.) can be tuned for different applications by either altering their chemical composition and crosslinking, or by external stimuli such as pH and temperature. Hydrogels have thus been used as prime candidates for the development of biosensors, drug delivery platforms, extracellular matrix scaffolds for tissue engineering, and bioinks for 3D bioprinting. This Special Issue will highlight original articles and reviews that describe the synthesis and characterization of hydrogels for various biomedical applications, including the delivery of therapeutics, self-healing, scaffold design, biofabrication, and regenerative medicine. Submissions describing the development of multifunctional hydrogels and reinforced hydrogel composites are also highly encouraged, as are perspectives on future trends and challenges in this field.
Dr. Prashanth Asuri
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- tunable properties
- delivery of therapeutics
- self-healing and wound closure
- cell culture scaffolds
- biofabrication and bioprinting
- multifunctional hydrogels
- reinforced composites