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Hydrogels as Antibacterial Biomaterials

[ Vol. 24 , Issue. 8 ]

Author(s):

Weiguo Xu, Shujun Dong, Yuping Han*, Shuqiang Li* and Yang Liu*   Pages 843 - 854 ( 12 )

Abstract:


Hydrogels, as a class of materials for tissue engineering and drug delivery, have high water content and solid-like mechanical properties. Currently, hydrogels with an antibacterial function are a research hotspot in biomedical field. Many advanced antibacterial hydrogels have been developed, each possessing unique qualities, namely high water swellability, high oxygen permeability, improved biocompatibility, ease of loading and releasing drugs and structural diversity. In this article, an overview is provided on the preparation and applications of various antibacterial hydrogels. Furthermore, the prospects in biomedical researches and clinical applications are predicted.

Keywords:

Polymer, hydrogel, antibiotic, antibacterial capability, biomedical application, tissue engineering.

Affiliation:

Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130021, Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130021, Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130021, Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130021, School of Life Science, Jilin University, Changchun 130012



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