Hydrogels are polymeric networks having the ability to absorb a large volume of water. Flexibility, versatility, stimuli-responsive, soft structure are the advantages of hydrogels. It is classified based on its source, preparation, ionic charge, response, crosslinking and physical properties. Hydrogels are used in various fields like agriculture, food industry, biosensor, biomedical, etc. Even though hydrogels are used in various industries, more researches are going in the field of biomedical applications because of its resembles to living tissue, biocompatibility, and biodegradability. Here, we are mainly focused on the commercially available hydrogels used for biomedical applications like wound dressings, contact lenses, cosmetic applications, tissue engineering, and drug delivery.
Aswathy, S. H., Narendrakumar, U., & Manjubala, I. (2020, April 1). Commercial hydrogels for biomedical applications. Heliyon. Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e03719