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Incorporation of Conductive Materials into Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications

Version 1 : Received: 15 August 2018 / Approved: 15 August 2018 / Online: 15 August 2018 (16:12:51 CEST)

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Min, J.H.; Patel, M.; Koh, W.-G. Incorporation of Conductive Materials into Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications. Polymers 2018, 10, 1078. Min, J.H.; Patel, M.; Koh, W.-G. Incorporation of Conductive Materials into Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications. Polymers 2018, 10, 1078.

Journal reference: Polymers 2018, 10, 1078
DOI: 10.3390/polym10101078

Abstract

In the field of tissue engineering, conductive hydrogels have been the most effective biomaterials to mimic the biological and electrical properties of tissues in the human body. The main advantages of conductive hydrogel include not only its physical properties, but also its adequate electrical properties, thus providing electrical signals to cells efficiently. However, when introducing a conductive material into a non-conductive hydrogel, a conflicting relationship between the electrical and mechanical properties may develop. This review examines the strengths and weaknesses of the generation of conductive hydrogels using various conductive materials and introduces the use of these conductive hydrogels in tissue engineering applications.

Subject Areas

conductive hydrogel; tissue engineering; biomaterials; physical and electrical properties

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