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  • injectable
  • STINGel combines a new class of immunotherapy drugs called stimulator of interferon gene (STING) agonists with an injectable hydrogel that releases the drug in a steady dose to activate the immune system to kill cancer cells. (rice.edu)
  • Injectable through a fine needle, small hydrogel injections are clearly visible in the lung, breast, prostate and other tissues. (bostonherald.com)
  • In a new study in pigs, University of California, San Diego bioengineers have shown that a new injectable hydrogel can repair damage from heart attacks, help the heart grow new tissue and blood vessels, and get the heart moving closer to how a healthy heart should. (sify.com)
  • clinically
  • SpaceOAR hydrogel acts as a protective spacer between the prostate and the rectum and has been clinically proven to reduce the risk of side effects from radiation treatment. (prweb.com)
  • The study found that the patients that did not receive SpaceOAR hydrogel experienced a clinically significant decline in bowel, urinary, and sexual quality of life eight times more often than patients that received SpaceOAR hydrogel. (prweb.com)
  • protein
  • Protein-based hydrogels have substantial advantages such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, tunable mechanical properties, molecular binding abilities, and intelligent responses to external stimuli such as pH, ionic strength, and temperature. (springer.com)
  • Protein can be converted to hydrogel using physical, chemical, or enzymatic treatments. (springer.com)
  • This chapter intends to look over protein-based hydrogels. (springer.com)
  • After brief introduction of protein and its structure, the properties of proteins and peptides used to develop hydrogels, as well as their preparation methods are discussed. (springer.com)
  • Characterization methods for protein-based hydrogels are covered in the final section to determine rheological properties, morphology, and thermal stability. (springer.com)
  • Because it is a not a biological extract, it provide a better control of the composition of cells' environment: control over growth factor incorporation, attachment factor incorporation, ECM protein incorporation, rigidity of the hydrogel. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • 14 . The spinal implant as set forth in claim 1 , wherein the implant material is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogel, a cross-linked protein and a polyurethane. (google.com)
  • wherein
  • 9. A hydrogel comprising a crosslinked block copolymer, wherein said block copolymer comprises a poly(ring-opened cyclic ester-co-ring-opened ethylenically unsaturated epoxide)-block-(hydrophilic segment)-block-poly(ring-opened cyclic ester-co-ring-opened ethylenically unsaturated epoxide) copolymer, wherein the ring-opened ethylenically unsaturated epoxide is randomly distributed in the ring-opened cyclic ester portion of the block copolymer. (google.com.au)
  • 10. The hydrogel of claim 9 , wherein the hydrophilic segment is amphiphilic. (google.com.au)
  • 11. The hydrogel of claim 9 , wherein the hydrophilic segment comprises poly(ethylene glycol). (google.com.au)
  • 12. The hydrogel of claim 9 , wherein the hydrophilic segment comprises a hydroxy-terminated polyethylene oxide/polypropylene oxide block copolymer. (google.com.au)
  • 13. The hydrogel of claim 9 , wherein the ring-opened cyclic ester is selected from the group consisting of lactide, glycolide, caprolactone, 1,4-dioxan-2-one, cyclic carbonates, caprolactams, and copolymers of the foregoing. (google.com.au)
  • 14. The hydrogel of claim 13 , wherein the ring-opened cyclic ester is selected from the group consisting of lactide, glycolide, and copolymers of the foregoing. (google.com.au)
  • 15. The hydrogel of claim 9 , wherein the ring-opened ethylenically unsaturated epoxide is glycidyl methacrylate. (google.com.au)
  • 16. The hydrogel of claim 9 , wherein the block copolymer is biodegradable. (google.com.au)
  • 12. The contact lens of claim 2 wherein said polymerization product is a hydrogel. (google.com)
  • A method as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 3 wherein the hydrogel precursor consists wholly or partially of Ace Mannan (or other component of Alloe Vera). (google.co.uk)
  • A method as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein the hydrogel precursor is dissolved in a mixture of 75% to 85% by weight water and 15% to 25% by weight propylene glycol. (google.co.uk)
  • A method as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein the ratio by volume of the hydrogel precursor solution to the coherent fibre structure is (20 to 70):1. (google.co.uk)
  • novel
  • The team recently reported the details of their novel hydrogel in the journal Advanced Materials . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • This chapter presents a novel fabrication method using a wet-spinning process that allows for the routine production of multifunctional coaxial hydrogel fibers that take advantage of the encapsulating properties of a hydrogel core while also promoting good cell growth and biocompatibility via the use of bio-friendly material in the sheath. (intechopen.com)
  • lenses
  • In the nearly 20 years since their introduction, silicone hydrogel (SiHy) contact lenses have become the predominant lens choice of eye care professionals. (coopervision.com)
  • SiHy lenses have practically eliminated the hypoxia-related effects of hydrogel lenses. (coopervision.com)
  • In 2015, 81% of US patients were fitted with SiHy lenses versus traditional hydrogel lenses. (coopervision.com)
  • SiHy lenses have a higher Dk/t than hydrogel lenses, so SiHy wearers generally do not experience the effects of limited corneal oxygen supply. (coopervision.com)
  • In addition to oxygen transmissibility, eye care professionals recommending SiHy lenses to current hydrogel wearers may want to note potential cosmetic benefits. (coopervision.com)
  • In studies, eye care professionals have noted increased visibility of reddened blood vessels and decreased corneal clarity in wearers of hydrogel lenses versus non-wearers of contact lenses. (coopervision.com)
  • Many eye care professionals have assumed that hydrogel lenses must be less comfortable than SiHy lenses due to their higher modulus. (coopervision.com)
  • However, studies have shown that subjective measures of comfort do improve when patients switch from hydrogel to SiHy lenses. (coopervision.com)
  • SiHy lenses offer high oxygen transmission, a number of cosmetic and comfort benefits, and are available in a wide range of prescriptions, all of which combine to recommend them as the standard contact lens material of choice over hydrogel. (coopervision.com)
  • 2 Fonn D, Sweeney D. The benefits of silicone hydrogel daily disposable lenses. (coopervision.com)
  • 4 Morgan PB, Chamberlain P, Moody K, Maldonado-Codina C. Ocular physiology and comfort in neophyte subjects fitted with daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses. (coopervision.com)
  • 7 Guillon M. Are silicone hydrogel contact lenses more comfortable than hydrogel contact lenses? (coopervision.com)
  • prostate
  • In a prospective, randomized, multi-center clinical trial in the United States, patients treated with SpaceOAR hydrogel prior to prostate cancer radiation treatment demonstrated bowel, urinary, and sexual benefits through three years of follow-up. (prweb.com)
  • butt
  • As plastic surgeon Ricardo L Rodriguez, MD states, "Hydrogel will last only about 18 months, whereas butt augmentation with fat injection is permanent. (ehow.co.uk)
  • moist
  • By encouraging a moist would condition, this specially formulated hydrogel rapidly aids recovery and helps with the cleansing of contamination. (viovet.co.uk)
  • affects
  • How much modulus affects any potential comfort differences between hydrogel and SiHy is still unclear. (coopervision.com)
  • animals treated with the hydrogel suffered no adverse affects such as inflammation, lesions or arrhythmic heart beating, according to safety experiments conducted as part of the study. (sify.com)
  • radiation
  • SpaceOAR hydrogel is placed by Dr. Steven Eric Finkelstein M.D., FACRO, radiation oncologist and Dr. Michael Jenkins, M.D., a leading urologist at AUI. (prweb.com)
  • water
  • The hydrogel solution is 97.5 per cent water, with the rest composed of polyacrylamide. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Sharma K, Kaith BS, Kumar V, Kalia S, Kumar V, Swart HC (2014) Water retention and dye adsorption behavior of gg-cl-poly (acrylic acid-aniline) based conductive hydrogels. (springer.com)
  • Hydrogels constitute a broad class of materials which swell extensively in water but are not completely water soluble. (google.com.au)
  • clear
  • Argyle™ neonatal tape is designed with our special clear hydrogel formula to gently yet firmly secure catheters, I.V. lines, lead wires and other medical devices to the fragile, sensitive skin of infants. (cardinalhealth.com)
  • skin
  • Infused with the luminescence of pearl extract and vitamins A, B, C and E, the rich hydrogel virtually melts on skin, helping to alleviate the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and signs of fatigue. (ulta.com)
  • I love the hydrogel because it's so versatile - I can use it under moisturizer during the winter when my skin is dryer, and under sunscreen during the summer. (makemeheal.com)
  • environment
  • The MDP hydrogel provides a unique environment for the release of CDN that other gels just can't match," Hartgerink said. (rice.edu)
  • The most widely used hydrogel generation extracted from EHS murine sarcoma cell basal membranes that provide a very rich environment, highly compatible with cell development. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Often
  • Apply PuriShield™ Hydrogel liberally to affected area once or twice daily, or as often as needed, until healing takes place. (drugs.com)