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Advanced Hydrogels with Hierarchal Structures for Biological Applications

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Room 218 A/219 A

Advanced Hydrogels with Hierarchal Structures for Biological Applications

Scope

Hydrogels with higher order structures are increasingly being developed for tissue engineering, drug delivery, and other biomedical applications. This session will focus on preparing advanced hydrogel systems with hierarchical structures or anisotropic properties for biological applications, including, but not limited to, directing cell-materials interactions, promoting tissue regeneration, and regulating drug delivery. Emphasis of the session will be on design principles and synthesis and fabrication methods for building gels with macro-, micro-, or nano-structured components, including the use of multiple chemistries (e.g., covalent, ionic, macromolecular assembly), to prepare hydrogels with improved biophysical and biochemical properties.

Speaker(s)

University of California, San Diego