Effects of gamma and e-beam sterilization on the chemical, mechanical and tribological properties of a novel hydrogel.

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Hydrogels are known to possess cartilage-like mechanical and lubrication properties; however, hydrogel sterilization is challenging. Cyborgel(™), a proprietary hydrogel, is intended for use as a cartilage replacement implant. This study evaluated the effect of 30-35 kGy e-beam and gamma radiation on the polymer swell ratio, and the mechanical, chemical and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.08.024

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