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Current Drug Delivery


ISSN (Print): 1567-2018
ISSN (Online): 1875-5704

Review Article

A Comprehensive Review on Hydrogels

Author(s): Hitesh Chopra, Inderbir Singh*, Sandeep Kumar, Tanima Bhattacharya, Md. Habibur Rahman*, Rokeya Akter and Md. Tanvir Kabir

Volume 19, Issue 6, 2022

Published on: 10 January, 2022

Page: [658 - 675] Pages: 18

DOI: 10.2174/1567201818666210601155558

Price: $65


The conventional drug delivery systems have a long list of repeated dosing and toxicity issues. The hydrogels solve these issues as they minimize such activities and optimize therapeutic benefits. The hydrogels possess tunable properties that can withstand degradation, metabolism, and control release moieties. Some areas of applications of hydrogels involve wound healing, ocular systems, vaginal gels, scaffolds for tissue and bone engineering, etc. They comprise about 90% of the water that makes them suitable bio-mimic moiety. Here, we present an extensive review of various perspectives of hydrogels, along with their applications.

Keywords: Hydrogels, targeted drug delivery, cross-linking, wound healing, vaginal gels, scaffolds.

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