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Macroscopic and microscopic hydrogels synthesized by radiation technique and their selected biomedical applications
|Piotr Ulanski , Janusz M. Rosiak
Technical University of Lódź, Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry (TUL-IARC), Wróblewskiego 15, Łódź 93-590, Poland
Among various classes of polymeric products used for biomedical purposes, much attention is attracted by hydrogels - two-component systems consisting of a permanent, three-dimensional network made of covalently bound chains of hydrophilic polymers and water filling the pores. At our Institute since mid-eighties several technologies have been developed to synthesize hydrogels for medical use by radiation technique (e.g. fabrication of hydrogel wound dressings, implemented on an industrial scale, production volume exceeding one million pieces per year). This paper is a brief review of our current research activities in this field.
Presentation: invited oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004, Symposium B, by Piotr Ulanski
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2004
Submitted: 2004-04-28 15:31 Revised: 2009-06-08 12:55