Diels-Alder Click-Cross-Linked Hydrogels with Increased Reactivity Enable 3D Cell Encapsulation.

Engineered hydrogels have been extensively used to direct cell function in 3D cell culture models, which are more representative of the native cellular microenvironment than conventional 2D cell culture. Previously, hyaluronan-furan and bis-maleimide polyethylene glycol hydrogels were synthesized via Diels-Alder chemistry at acidic pH, which did not allow… CONTINUE READING