Cryogels in regenerative medicine

Irina N. Savina, Rostislav V. Shevchenko, Iain U. Allan, Matthew Illsley, Sergey Mikhalovsky

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Abstract

Cryogels are hydrogel materials produced in semifrozen conditions and have a unique structure of large interconnected pores and many features of biomaterials. In this chapter, the cryogel properties with particular focus on applications in regenerative medicine are discussed. Recent studies in dermal tissue regeneration, topical wound dressing and emerging targets such as cartilage, bone, neural, cardiac, liver and pancreas tissue are reviewed. The use of micro-cryogels for cell delivery is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupermacroporous Cryogels
Subtitle of host publicationBiomedical and Biotechnological Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Pages177-196
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781482228823
ISBN (Print)9781482228816
Publication statusPublished - Apr 6 2016

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Keywords

  • Cell delivery
  • Cryogel
  • Microcryogel
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Savina, I. N., Shevchenko, R. V., Allan, I. U., Illsley, M., & Mikhalovsky, S. (2016). Cryogels in regenerative medicine. In Supermacroporous Cryogels: Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications (pp. 177-196). CRC Press.