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Denmark: 3D Printing Conductive Hydrogels for Medical Applications

Denmark: 3D Printing Conductive Hydrogels for Medical Applications

Written by David

May 1, 2020

In the recently published ‘ Electrically Conducting Hydrogels for Health care: Concept, Fabrication Methods, and Applications ,’ Shweta Agarwala of the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University in Denmark researchers 3D printing techniques in the medical realm, offering a review of conductive hydrogels.

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As 3D printing began to infiltrate the mainstream, industries such as automotive , aerospace , and construction have been positively impacted—and now, medical applications have gone beyond 3D models and devices as scientists continue to make huge strides in bioprinting.

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Scaffolds are a common structure used in tissue engineering featuring a variety of different hydrogels; however, they can also be used for a wide range of applications today, from smart wearables to biosensors, implants, and avenues to wound management. Hydrogels are attractive for use in research and other applications due to: Ideal extracellular matrix (ECM) Cell support Biocompatibility Natural and synthetic hydrophilic polymer chains offering high […]

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