May 8, 2014
New Hydrogel Serves As Bioscaffold To Regrow Bones
[ Read the Article: Bioengineers Create Hydrogel That Knows When To Go ]
Rice University bioengineers have created a hydrogel that instantly turns from liquid to semisolid at close to body temperature — and then degrades at precisely the right pace.
The gel shows potential as a bioscaffold to support the regrowth of bone and other three-dimensional tissues in a patient’s body using the patient’s own cells to seed the process.
Credit: Rice University