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Yuhui Li, Guoyou Huang, Xiaohui Zhang, Baoqiang Li, Yongmei Chen, Tingli Lu, Tian Jian Lu and Feng Xu Magnetic Hydrogels and Their Potential Biomedical Applications Advanced Functional Materials 23

Article first published online: 27 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201201708

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Magnetic hydrogels are emerging as a novel biocomposite for active response properties and extended applications. State-of-the-art methods for magnetic hydrogel fabrication are presented. The applications of magnetic hydrogels in biomedical engineering are also reviewed, including tissue engineering, drug delivery and enzyme immobilization, cancer therapy, and soft actuators. Concluding remarks and perspectives for the future development of magnetic hydrogels are addressed.

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