9. Biodegradable Elastic Hydrogels for Tissue Expander Application

  1. Prof. Andreas Lendlein4,5,6 and
  2. Dr. Adam Sisson5,6,7
  1. Thanh Huyen Tran1,
  2. John Garner2,
  3. Yourong Fu2,
  4. Kinam Park3 and
  5. Kang Moo Huh1

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch9

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

How to Cite

Tran, T. H., Garner, J., Fu, Y., Park, K. and Huh, K. M. (2011) Biodegradable Elastic Hydrogels for Tissue Expander Application, in Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications (eds A. Lendlein and A. Sisson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 4

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Inst. für Chemie, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  2. 5

    Center for Biomaterial Development, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  3. 6

    Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  4. 7

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Zentrum f. Biomaterialentw., Kantstraße 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Chungnam National University, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Daejeon 305 - 764, South Korea

  2. 2

    Akina, Inc., West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA

  3. 3

    Purdue University, Department of Biomedical, Engineering and Pharmaceutics, West Lafayette, IN 47907 - 2032, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324415

Online ISBN: 9783527635818

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Keywords:

  • elastic hydrogels;
  • biodegradable crosslinker;
  • copolymerization;
  • swelling pressure;
  • stress relaxation;
  • tissue expander

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Synthesis of Elastic Hydrogels

  • Physical Properties of Elastic Hydrogels

  • Applications of Elastic Hydrogels

  • Elastic Hydrogels for Tissue Expander Applications

  • Conclusion

  • References