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Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Bioactive Hydrogels: Maleimide Cross-Linked Bioactive PEG Hydrogel Exhibits Improved Reaction Kinetics and Cross-Linking for Cell Encapsulation and In Situ Delivery (Adv. Mater. 1/2012)
The cover image shows a biofunctionalized hydrogel that is bonded directly onto myocardial tissue, delivering regenerative cells and therapeutics. On page 64, Andrés García and co-workers describe how maleimide-based cross-linking improves polyethylene glycol hydrogel engineering, leading to rapid gelation, high cytocom-patibility, and facile in situ delivery.