Physicochemical foundations and structural design of hydrogels in medicine and biology.

@article{Peppas2000PhysicochemicalFA,
  title={Physicochemical foundations and structural design of hydrogels in medicine and biology.},
  author={Nicholas A Peppas and Y Huang and Madeline Torres-Lugo and Jennifer H. Ward and Jing-Ru Zhang},
  journal={Annual review of biomedical engineering},
  year={2000},
  volume={2},
  pages={9-29}
}
Hydrogels are cross-linked hydrophilic polymers that can imbibe water or biological fluids. Their biomedical and pharmaceutical applications include a very wide range of systems and processes that utilize several molecular design characteristics. This review discusses the molecular structure, dynamic behavior, and structural modifications of hydrogels as well as the various applications of these biohydrogels. Recent advances in the preparation of three-dimensional structures with exact chain… CONTINUE READING

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