Recent developments in intelligent biomedical polymers
ABSTRACT Intelligent polymers or stimuli-responsive polymers may exhibit distinct transitions in physical-chemical properties, including
conformation, polarity, phase structure and chemical composition in response to changes in environmental stimuli. Due to their
unique ‘intelligent’ characteristics, stimuli-sensitive polymers have found a wide variety of applications in biomedical and
nanotechnological fields. This review focuses on the recent developments in biomedical application of intelligent polymer
systems, such as intelligent hydrogel systems, intelligent drug delivery systems and intelligent molecular recognition systems.
Also, the possible future directions for the application of these intelligent polymer systems in the biomedical field are