Clay gels for the delivery of regenerative microenvironments

Dawson, Jonathan I., Kanczler, Janos M., Yang , Xuebin B., Attard, George S. and Oreffo, Richard O.C. (2011) Clay gels for the delivery of regenerative microenvironments. Advanced Materials, 23, (29), 3304-3308. (doi:10.1002/adma.201100968). (PMID:21661063).


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The sorptive properties of clay are harnessed to provide niches for tissue regeneration. Synthetic smectite clays self-organize into gels under physiological conditions to allow encapsulation of cells and demonstrate remarkable capacity for the localization of biological molecules without the need for complex chemical modifications.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1002/adma.201100968
ISSNs: 0935-9648 (print)
1521-4095 (electronic)
Keywords: clay, hydrogels, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, angiogenesis
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions : Faculty of Medicine > Human Development and Health
Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences > Chemistry
ePrint ID: 337941
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
2 August 2011Published
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 10:37
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:27

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