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Intelligent Hydrogels for Drug Delivery System

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Intelligent hydrogel, also known as smart hydrogels, are materials with great potential for development in drug delivery system. Intelligent hydrogel also has the ability to perceive as a signal structure change and stimulation. The review introduces the temperature-, pH-, electric signal-, biochemical molecule-, light- and pressure- sensitive hydrogels. Finally, we described the application of intelligent hydrogel in drug delivery system and the recent patents involved for hydrogel in drug delivery.

Keywords: Drug delivery; Electric Signal-Sensitive Hydrogels; Light-Sensitive Hydrogels; Pressure-Sensitive Hydrogels; Temperature-Sensitive Hydrogels; hydrogel; intelligent; pH-Sensitive Hydrogels; patents; stimuli-responsive properties

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2011-09-01

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