Imperial College London

Professor Aldo R. Boccaccini

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Visiting Professor
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6731a.boccaccini

 
 
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Location

 

210Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Utech:2016:10.1007/s10853-015-9382-5,
author = {Utech, S and Boccaccini, AR},
doi = {10.1007/s10853-015-9382-5},
journal = {Journal of Materials Science},
pages = {271--310},
title = {A review of hydrogel-based composites for biomedical applications: enhancement of hydrogel properties by addition of rigid inorganic fillers},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-015-9382-5},
volume = {51},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - There is a growing demand for three-dimensional scaffolds for expanding applications in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and cell culture techniques. The material requirements for such three-dimensional structures are as diverse as the applications themselves. A wide range of materials have been investigated in the recent decades in order to tackle these requirements and to stimulate the anticipated biological response. Among the most promising class of materials are inorganic/organic hydrogel composites for regenerative medicine. The generation of synergetic effects by hydrogel composite systems enables the design of materials with superior properties including biological performance, stiffness, and degradation behavior in vitro and in vivo. Here, we review the most important organic and inorganic materials used to fabricate hydrogel composites. We highlight the advantages of combining different materials with respect to their use for biofabrication and cell encapsulation as well as their application as injectable materials for tissue enhancement and regeneration. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]
AU - Utech,S
AU - Boccaccini,AR
DO - 10.1007/s10853-015-9382-5
EP - 310
PY - 2016///
SN - 0022-2461
SP - 271
TI - A review of hydrogel-based composites for biomedical applications: enhancement of hydrogel properties by addition of rigid inorganic fillers
T2 - Journal of Materials Science
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-015-9382-5
VL - 51
ER -