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Rapid rheological screening to identify conditions of biomaterial hydrogelation

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Abstract

Hydrogels engineered for biomedical applications consist of numerous components, each of which can affect the material assembly and final mechanical properties. We present methods that rapidly generate rheological libraries to identify regimes of hydrogel assembly in a large composition parameter space. This method conserves both material and time, and leads to critical insight into assembly mechanisms and mechanics, which can then be used for further materials development and optimization.

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The article was received on 16 Oct 2008, accepted on 18 Nov 2008 and first published on 08 Dec 2008


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B818178K
Citation: Soft Matter, 2009,5, 740-742

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    Rapid rheological screening to identify conditions of biomaterial hydrogelation

    K. M. Schultz, A. D. Baldwin, K. L. Kiick and E. M. Furst, Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 740
    DOI: 10.1039/B818178K

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