6 ways hydrogels are enabling medtech innovation

Hydrogel HVDE 397, der Sterile Dieser Superabsorber überzeugt durch die ultrafeine Hydrogelbildung und die pH-neutralen Werte und ist somit der Schlüsselfaktor in Hygienemittel! In der Drogerie- und Handelsbranche wird der Superabsorber für die Körperpflege und –hygiene, aber auch für Kosmetikprodukte gebraucht. Des Weiteren wird das Gel Granulat auch in der Film- und Theaterbranche für die Maskenbildung oder künstliche Tränen oder aber zur Vergrößerung von Körperpartien eingesetzt. In der Medizinindustrie wird das Gel als Ultraschall- oder Sonographiegel oder Desinfektionsgel genutzt, welches äußerlich aufgetragen wird. Bereich Wundpflege: Superabsorber nehmen ein Vielfaches ihres Eigengewichts an Flüssigkeit auf und geben das gebundene Exsudat auch unter mechanischem Druck kaum wieder ab. So werden die Wundränder vor Mazeration geschützt.

Hydrogels are water-based biomaterials developed specifically for human use, according to a Biomaterials journal article. They are a water-swollen polymeric material that doesn’t change its distinct 3D structure. They are formed from super-absorbent, chain-like polymers and are not soluble in water. However, their porous surface allows for nutrients and cell waste to pass through.

They have shown the ability to regrow bones and illuminate when exposed to certain chemicals on the skin. Recently, researchers even built a robot out of hydrogels.

Here are 6 ways hydrogels have recently permeated medicine.

By Danielle Kirsh | MassDevice

Image Credit: University of Delaware

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