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Cancer is a significant public health problem worldwide, therefore it is important to find appropriate treatment methods. In addition to surgical treatment, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, drugs are increasingly employed. Drugs and their delivery systems have a significant role in the treatment of cancer, hydrogels find wide application there. Hydr...
Sustaining the vital functions of cells outside the organism requires strictly defined parameters. In order to ensure their optimal growth and development, it is necessary to provide a range of nutrients and regulators. Hydrogels are excellent materials for 3D in vitro cell cultures. Their ability to retain large amounts of liquid, as well as their...
Alginate is a polysaccharide naturally occurring in brown seaweeds cell walls. Unique properties such as ease of gelation, biodegradability, biocompatibility, and non-toxicity of alginates make them widely employed in a variety of industries. Mentioned here properties and versatility of alginate resulted in approval by U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Admin...
Hydrogels are cross-linked polymeric structures, which consist of up to approximately 90% water, the remainder is polymer chain. Retention of large volumes of water in the intermolecular space is related to the presence of hydrophilic functional groups in the network. The unique hydrogels properties, such as porosity, and biological and mechanical...