Recent advances in nanohybrid hydrogels for drug delivery
from By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
Hydrogels are preferred materials for drug delivery due to their soft, elastomeric nature as well as their high water-retaining capability. The only problem is they have poor mechanical strength, but that can be improved by the incorporation of nanoparticles. Nanohybrids — containing the composites of carbon nanotubes, or CNTs — and polymeric hydrogels are considered as promising drug-delivery materials in recent research. These nanohybrids possess the properties of both CNTs and hydrogels with improved mechanical, physiochemical and biological properties.
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