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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

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

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Image: Melanie Gonick/MIT

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

Technology

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

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

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