Incorporation of conductive materials into hydrogels for tissue engineering applications

Ji Hong Min, Madhumita Patel, Won Gun Koh

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Abstract

In the field of tissue engineering, conductive hydrogels have been the most effective biomaterials to mimic the biological and electrical properties of tissues in the human body. The main advantages of conductive hydrogels include not only their physical properties but also their adequate electrical properties, which provide electrical signals to cells efficiently. However, when introducing a conductive material into a non-conductive hydrogel, a conflicting relationship between the electrical and mechanical properties may develop. This review examines the strengths and weaknesses of the generation of conductive hydrogels using various conductive materials such as metal nanoparticles, carbons, and conductive polymers. The fabrication method of blending, coating, and in situ polymerization is also added. Furthermore, the applications of conductive hydrogel in cardiac tissue engineering, nerve tissue engineering, and bone tissue engineering and skin regeneration are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1078
JournalPolymers
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 28

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Conductive materials
Hydrogels
Tissue engineering
Electric properties
Hydrogel
Metal nanoparticles
Biocompatible Materials
Skin
Polymers
Bone
Carbon
Biomaterials
Physical properties
Polymerization
Tissue
Fabrication
Coatings
Mechanical properties

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Incorporation of conductive materials into hydrogels for tissue engineering applications. / Min, Ji Hong; Patel, Madhumita; Koh, Won Gun.

In: Polymers, Vol. 10, No. 10, 1078, 28.09.2018.

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