Strong tough gels for 3D tissue constructs

Abstract

The mechanical characteristics of ionic-covalent entanglement hydrogels consisting of combinations of the biopolymers gellan gum and kappa-carrageenan, and the synthetic polymers polyacrylamide and an epoxy amine were investigated. Compression testing showed that these gels exhibited “double network” behavior, i.e. strong tough gels.

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Calvert, P., in het Panhuis, M., Spinks, G. et al. Strong tough gels for 3D tissue constructs. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1622, 49–53 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2014.249

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