Practical gel simply ‘clicks’ for biomedical applications

1 mayo 2015

A novel, truly biocompatible alginate hydrogel has been developed that can be synthesized using ‘click chemistry’ towards better delivery of drugs, growth factors and living cells for biomedical applications. The gel is formed using chemical crosslinking strategies that allow engineers to entrap cells or molecules inside the gel without damaging them or rendering them inactive, scientists report.