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

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