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Injectable Hydrogels: From Basics to Nanotechnological Features and Potential Advances

  • Biancamaria BaroliEmail author
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Abstract

The purpose of this contribution is twofold: firstly, to describe methods of preparation, physical chemical properties, and potential issues of injectable hydrogel-based formulations from a tissue engineering perspective, and, secondly, to highlight their nanotechnological features and future potentials.

Keywords

Hydrogels Injectable formulations Reticulation processes Swelling Meshes Nanochannels Permissivity Lower critical solution temperature (LCST) Degradation Nanotechnology Tissue engineering Drug delivery Cell encapsulation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work has been supported by MIUR (PRIN 2005, project number: 2005035525) and Fondazione Banco di Sardegna (project number: 2003.0476).

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  1. 1.Dip. Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico, Facoltà di FarmaciaUniversità di CagliariCagliariItaly

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