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 JTST  Vol.5 No.4 , November 2019
Hydrogel Fibre: Future Material of Interest for Biomedical Applications
Abstract: Exploration on hydrogel fibres concerning about smart based application in the medical sector has stimulated great interests for the last couple of years due to its wide range of purposes that include actuators, artificial adhesives, transplantable tissue organs, cell scaffolds, cell therapeutics, wound healing, cartilage or bone regeneration. Nevertheless, recently hydrogel fibre based biomaterials have drawn great concentration for use in a wide variety of biomedical applications like the sustained release of drugs. This is due to the fact that, hydrogel fibers are biocompatible and their similarity about physical properties is in relation with natural tissue. This review article prescribes about the application of hydrogels with diversified prospects in tissue engineering, wound care dressings, soft tissue recovery and plastic surgery. As the products of hydrogels are composed with a group of polymeric materials, the hydrophilic network structure makes them competent for holding an immense quantity of water in their three-dimensional polymer network structure. A wide-ranging application of these products in modern industrial and environmental areas has already taken into account to be of prime importance. Inevitably, natural hydrogels right is now gradually replaced by synthetic types due to their larger amount of water absorption capacity, durability alongside with wide ranges of raw chemical resources.
Cite this paper: Ayatullah Hosne Asif, A. , Rahman, M. , Sarker, P. , Hasan, M. and Paul, D. (2019) Hydrogel Fibre: Future Material of Interest for Biomedical Applications. Journal of Textile Science and Technology, 5, 92-107. doi: 10.4236/jtst.2019.54009.
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