A Study of Hydrogels/em>
Shailee V Tiwari* and Shruti V Dabhade
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Durgamata Institution of Pharmacy, Parbhani, India
*Corresponding Author: Shailee V Tiwari, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Durgamata Institution of Pharmacy, Parbhani, India.
March 12, 2021; Published: May 24, 2021
Hydrogels are hydrophilic, crosslinked polymeric structures that can swell in water and can maintain its structure by physical or chemical crosslinking of polymer chain. They are 90% water and permeable to drugs for delivery and encourage controlled delivery. Due to their physicochemical properties and preparation methods hydrogels are applied in large scale engineering and biomedical applications, regenerative medicine. In this article, different types of hydrogels are studied, followed by their preparation methods, classification, physicochemical properties, different characterizations, and their current trends and applications in various fields such as cell culture, clinical surgery, tissue engineering, biosensing, medication delivery and release are discussed.
Keywords: Hydrogels; Applications; Directed Drug Delivery; Drug Discharge
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