Advanced Engineering Materials
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Adv. Eng. Mater. 1-2/2010
The image shows the microstructure of a thermosensitive chitosan-based hydrogel containing an elastin-like polymer. Hydrogels containing such macromolecules may be interesting as injectable bioactive systems for tissue engineering applications as they can improve the biocompatibility and the mechanical properties of the scaffold.