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CHAPTER 11

Outlook

In spite of their huge promise, hydrogels have not yet come through the storm as, currently, most publications on hydrogels focus only on the potential biological applications in surgery and drug delivery. They have rarely been considered alongside polymers and composites as performance materials and substantial challenges remain in this field to try to address this issue.

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Print publication date
19 Nov 2012
Copyright year
2013
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-561-2
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978-1-84973-562-9