Synthesis and characterization of a new interpenetrated poly(2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate)-gelatin composite polymer.

@article{Santin1996SynthesisAC,
  title={Synthesis and characterization of a new interpenetrated poly(2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate)-gelatin composite polymer.},
  author={Matteo Santin and S. J. Huang and Salvatore Iannace and Luigi Ambrosio and Luigi Nicolais and Gianfranco Peluso},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={1996},
  volume={17 15},
  pages={
          1459-67
        }
}
Poly(2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate) [poly(HEMA)] is a widely used biomaterial which does not allow cell adhesion and growth on its surface, limiting its use in biomedical applications in which cell cohesion is detrimental. We have prepared a poly(HEMA)-gelatin composite hydrogel using a sequential interpenetrating polymer network technique. The properties of this material were compared with poly(HEMA) freeze-dried sponges in terms of morphology, mechanical properties and biocompatibility. Moreover… 
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