Nanocomposite hydrogels as drug delivery systems

Teresa Del Castillo Castro*, María Mónica Castillo Ortega, Dora Evelia Rodríguez Félix, José Carmelo Encinas Encinas

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Current requirements of the novel therapeutic treatments have led to the designing of composite materials with superior clinical properties compared with their individual counterparts. The inclusion of nanostructures of different nature into cross-linked polymer networks allows obtaining nanocomposite hydrogels with suitable multifuncionalities for drug delivery applications. This chapter reviews the main contributions and general limitations of the recent researches regarding the use of nanocomposite hydrogels of different compositions in drug delivery field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Hydrogels in Drug Delivery
Subtitle of host publicationKey Features and Future Perspectives
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781498749022
ISBN (Print)9781498749015
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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  • Drug delivery
  • Nanocomposite hydrogel
  • Stimuli-responsive systems


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