Delivery from an alginate hydrogel layer

P. Peng, N. Voelcker, S. Kumar, R. Smart, H. J. Griesser

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The uses of alginate hydrogels for several applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering due to its good compatibility, low toxicity, relative low cost and simple gelation with divalent cations were discussed. A hydrogel based system was found to be advantageous due to its intrinsic elasticity and water retention ability. It was observed that the loading level of the active biomolecule could be controlled and different hydrogels allowed tuning of other properties such as viscosity and degradation time. The results show that the delivery system could be used for bone implants and could be used in conjunction with a porous hydroxyapatite coating, into the pores of which hydrogel layer can intercalate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Biomaterials Congress (WBC) 2004 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 17 May 200421 May 2004
Conference number: 7th

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


ConferenceWorld Biomaterials Congress (WBC) 2004

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