The organisers of Chinaplas say this year’s Medical Plastics Conference offers informative, practical solutions given by global experts, material providers and medical device manufacturers. more

9 May 2017 10:01 News

Jason Smith, senior analytical chemist, Polymer Solutions, looks at understanding necessary analytical techniques of hydrogel more

3 May 2016 08:50 Opinion


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have designed a sticky, stretchy, hydrogel that can incorporate temperature sensors, electronics and tiny, drug-delivering reservoirs and channels more

9 Dec 2015 16:09 Technology

A team from Japan has developed a polymer hydrogel that stretches and contracts in response to temperature more

11 Aug 2015 17:00 Technology

Q Urological Hydrogel Catheter

Source: Q Urological.

Hydrogels are non-sticky colloidal substances made of water and solids, created by chemical cross-linking or by mixing polymer and water and then exposing this to an electron beam. Hydrogel specialist Alliqua writes about uses in woundcare. more

12 Aug 2013 10:00 Technology