Using Drug Delivery Systems to Build 3D Structures for Regenerative Medicine Applications

Cheryl Rahman1, Robin Quirk2, Helen Cox2, Jane McLaren2, Lloyd Hamilton1, Felicity Rose1 and Kevin Shakesheff1

1University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK; 2 RegenTec Ltd, Nottingham, NG1 1GF, UK
kevin.shakesheff@nottingham.ac.uk

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ABSTRACT SUMMARY
New classes of injectable scaffolds will be presented. We have developed a range of composite materials that combine thermoplastic polymers and hydrogels. These materials harden due to temporal changes in polymer glass transition temperatures. The kinetics of drug release and mechanical properties of the material can be tuned to match the clinical need.

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