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hydrogel

[′hī·drə‚jel]
(chemistry)
The formation of a colloid in which the disperse phase (colloid) has combined with the continuous phase (water) to produce a viscous jellylike product; for example, coagulated silicic acid.
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In this study chemically crosslinked PEGDMA hydrogels were synthesised by means of photopolymerisation.
To prepare ELP-collagen hydrogels, 25 mg ELP, DI water (160 L), 10 X PBS (200 L), 1 N NaOH (40 L), and type I collagen (rat tail, 1.
Like gelatin, early versions of the hydrogels would fall apart, whereas human hearts are elastic.
It has been often suggested that integration of the silicone-based materials with organic, tissue-like hydrogel materials should enhance functionality," said group leader Hyunjoon Kong, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering.
According to the literature survey based on Chemical Abstract Service, a few studies have been reported in the case of protein-based hydrogels (Branco et al.
Aoyagi and his colleagues then loaded hydrogel with o-NBA and L-DOPA, a precursor of the brain chemical dopamine that is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Besides physiological proteins present in the brain, the hydrogel has the synthetic adhesive molecule IKVAV.
Because hydrogels contract and expand in different water temperatures, Franck Vernerey, a mechanical engineer at the University of Colorado Boulder, has begun experimenting with making a device that squirms through water.
The strategy of creating entirely protein-based hydrogels represents a new way to design bioactive materials with precise control over their properties.
Macroporous PAAm hydrogels are typically synthesized by methods that make use of cryogelation [20, 21], porogens [22-24], or reaction-induced phase separation [25].
But his team has gone a step further by identifying properties that would be useful in treating heart attack patients and then designing hydrogels with those properties.