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Rheological properties of bioinspired hybrid hydrogels
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1  Universidade de Santiago de Compostela


Hydrogels can display a wide variety of chemical and physical properties that enable them as nanostructured scaffolds for tissue engineering. Yet, single-component hydrogels have inherent limitations. To enhance and reinforce the versatility of the single component, different multi-component hydrogels have been designed and characterized. The influence of the nanoscascale of the systems on their macroscopic response was assessed, demonstrating that with a proper composition, multifunctional hybrid hydrogels can be optimally designed and successfully developed.

Keywords: Rheology, tissue engineering, hydroxyapatite, hydrogel