Injectable, 'self-healing' hydrogel may offer simpler form of long-term drug delivery Medical News Today

February 20, 2015 4:02 PM

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Injectable, 'self-healing' hydrogel may offer simpler form of long-term drug delivery Medical News Today

The use of gels to deliver drugs is an increasing area of interest for researchers. While conventional liquid solutions allow drugs to be dispersed throughout the body straight away, gel-based solutions can release drugs over long periods of time.

In addition, gels can be molded into certain shapes, allowing drug delivery to specific parts of the body. But there is a problem with current drug-delivery gels; once molded, they cannot be reshaped, meaning they often need to be implanted with surgery.

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