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Comprehensive Review on Hydrogels

Author(s):

Hitesh Chopra, Inderbir Singh*, Sandeep Kumar, Tanima Bhattacharya, Md. Habibur Rahman*, Rokeya Akter and Md. Tanvir Kabir  

Abstract:


The conventional drug delivery systems have a long list of issues of repeated dosing and toxicity arising due to it. The hydrogels are the answer to them and offer a result that minimizes such activities and optimizes therapeutic benefits. The hydrogels proffer tunable properties that can withstand degradation, metabolism, and controlled release moieties. Some of the areas of applications of hydrogels involve wound healing, ocular systems, vaginal gels, scaffolds for tissue, bone engineering, etc. They consist of about 90% of the water that makes them suitable bio-mimic moiety. Here, we present a birds-eye view of various perspectives of hydrogels, along with their applications.

Keywords:

Hydrogels, targeted drug delivery, cross-linking, wound healing, vaginal gels, scaffolds.

Affiliation:

Department of Pharmaceutics, Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Rajpura-140401, Patiala, Punjab, Department of Pharmaceutics, Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Rajpura-140401, Patiala, Punjab, Department of Pharmaceutics, ASBASJSM College of Pharmacy, Bela-140111, Ropar, Punjab, Novel Global Community Education Foundation, New South Wales, Department of Pharmacy, Jagannath University, Sadarghat, Dhaka-1100, Department of Pharmacy, Southeast University, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Department of Pharmacy, Brac University, 66 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212



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