Responding to change: thermo- and photoresponsive polymers as unique biomaterials.
Responsive polymer systems that react to thermal and light stimuli have been a focus in the biomaterials literature because they have the potential to be less invasive than currently available materials and may perform well in the in vivo environment. Natural and synthetic polymer systems created to...
Generic, anthracene-based hydrogel crosslinkers for photo-controllable drug delivery.
Light-responsive polymers with controllable, reversible crosslink mechanisms have the potential to create unique biomaterials with stimulus-controlled swelling, degradation and diffusion properties useful in tissue engineering and drug delivery applications. Generic photodimerizing p...
Photoresponsive PEG-anthracene grafted hyaluronan as a controlled-delivery biomaterial.
Ophthalmic drug delivery to the posterior segment of the eye could benefit from a responsive controlled drug delivery system with light or laser inducible changes. For example, the delivery of age-related macular degeneration drugs requires invasive monthly injections making long-ter...