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Bio-Inspired Polymer-Polymer Hybrids for Medical Applications

Version 1 : Received: 30 May 2021 / Approved: 1 June 2021 / Online: 1 June 2021 (11:18:20 CEST)
(This article belongs to the Research Topic Ecofriendly Materials)

How to cite: Demirci, G.; Niedzwiedz, M.; Kantor-Malujdy, N.; El Fray, M. Bio-Inspired Polymer-Polymer Hybrids for Medical Applications. Preprints 2021, 2021060026 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0026.v1). Demirci, G.; Niedzwiedz, M.; Kantor-Malujdy, N.; El Fray, M. Bio-Inspired Polymer-Polymer Hybrids for Medical Applications. Preprints 2021, 2021060026 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0026.v1).

Abstract

Novel bio-inspired materials have gained recently great attention, especially in medical applications. Applying sophisticated design and engineering methods, various polymer-polymer hybrid systems with outstanding performance have been developed in last decades. Hybrid systems composed of bioelastomers and hydrogels are very attractive due to their high biocompatibility and elastic nature for advanced biomaterials used in various medical applications such as drug delivery systems and scaffolds for tissue engineering. Herein, we describe the advances in current state-of-the-art design, properties and applications of polymer-polymer hybrid systems in medical applications. Bio-inspired functionalities, including bioadhesiveness, injectability, antibacterial properties and degradability applicable to advanced drug delivery systems and medical devices will be discussed in a context of future efforts towards development of bioinspired materials.

Subject Areas

bio-inspired structures; bioelastomers; hydrogels; polymer-polymer hybrids; injectable biomaterials; adhesive surfaces

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