Chapter 4. Thermally Driven Hydrogel Actuator for Controllable Flow Rate Pump in Long-Term Drug Delivery

  1. Federico Carpi3 and
  2. Elisabeth Smela4
  1. Piero Chiarelli1 and
  2. Pietro Ragni2

Published Online: 20 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch4

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

How to Cite

Chiarelli, P. and Ragni, P. (2009) Thermally Driven Hydrogel Actuator for Controllable Flow Rate Pump in Long-Term Drug Delivery, in Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators (eds F. Carpi and E. Smela), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Interdepartmental Research Centre “E. Piaggio”, School of Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

  2. 4

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Italy

  2. 2

    Institute of Nuclear Chemistry, CNR, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470773055

Online ISBN: 9780470744697

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Keywords:

  • thermally driven hydrogel actuator for controllable flow rate pump in long-term drug delivery;
  • hydrogel actuator - thermo-mechanical gel dynamics;
  • materials and methods;
  • experimental results;
  • pump functioning;
  • controllable flow rate pump in long-term drug delivery

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Materials and Methods

  • Hydrogel Actuator

  • Pump Functioning

  • Conclusion

  • References