Intelligent Hydrogels for Drug Delivery System

Author(s): Liumin He, Qinhua Zuo, Shasha Xie, Yuexin Huang, Wei Xue

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation

Volume 5 , Issue 3 , 2011

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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, hydrogel, intelligent, patents, stimuli-responsive properties, Temperature-Sensitive Hydrogels, pH-Sensitive Hydrogels, Electric Signal-Sensitive Hydrogels, Light-Sensitive Hydrogels, Pressure-Sensitive Hydrogels

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Year: 2011
Page: [265 - 274]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/187221111797200533
Price: $58

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