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From theory to application: developing switchable polymer gels


Image: Microscope slides with different samples of a hydrogel; Copyright: Marie Weinhart, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Hydrogels with differing levels of stiffness being used for the culture of mammalian cells in 2D (left) and 3D (right) environments. Such polymer gels are suitable for many different applications, for example as switchable cell substrates or antimicrobial coatings.

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