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Chapter 5

Nanogels for Tissue Engineering

The growing field of nanogel research has provided many novel insights into tissue engineering applications. Their excellent biocompatibility and porous structure with tunable pore size, dimensions and porosity have made them versatile not only as a drug delivery system but also in various tissue-engineering applications. Researchers have been able to design a variety of nanogel approaches for use in clinical applications. These approaches take advantage of the unique characteristics of nanogels that have led to their advancement in tissue engineering. This chapter aims to explore nanogels in various filed of tissue engineering particularly in musculoskeletal, vascular, pulmonary, and retina.

Print publication date: 28 Nov 2017
Copyright year: 2018
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-862-0
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78801-048-1
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78801-252-2
From the book series:
Smart Materials Series