HYDROGELS IN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE: A CONCISE REVIEWAbstract
Hydrogels were the primary biomaterials developed for human use. Hydrogels are playing an increasing role in regenerative medicine attributable to their growing functional sophistication. Polymer scaffolds have many diverse applications within the field of drug delivery, tissue engineering, and implantation. They are used as dispensing devices for bioactive molecules and as three-dimensional (3D) structures that provide stimulants that organize the cells and guide the desired original tissue development. Hydrogels are used as a scaffolding material since they are structurally identical to the extracellular matrix of various tissues, mostly manufactured under mild conditions, and can be introduced in a minimally invasive way. Hydrogel materials formed a gaggle of polymeric materials. The hydrophilic arrangement enables them to retain huge amounts of water in their three-dimensional (3D) backbone. As a result, hydrogels are used as scaffolding substrates for delivery of the drug and growth factor transmission, modifications in tissue engineering, and many other applications. In this review, we describe the properties of hydrogels, types of polymers, classification, fabrication methods and application.
Asish Dev *, Abdullah Khan, Bilal Khan, Jayesh Jain and Pravin Bangar
Department of Pharmaceutics, Oriental College of Pharmacy, University of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
09 October 2020
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