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Hybrid hydrogels with high strength and biocompatibility for bone regeneration
- Zheng, Yongjiang, Huang, Keqing, You, Xinru, Huang, Bingxue, Wu, Jun, Gu, Zhipeng
- International journal of biological macromolecules 2017
- alginates, biocompatibility, hydrogels, polyacrylic acid, polymerization, vascular endothelial growth factors
- The development of hydrogels for bone regeneration has highlighted the challenge that load-bearing hydrogels need to be biocompatible while achieving high strength. Several approaches have been reported to improve the toughness of hydrogels, but achieving high toughness and biocompatibility simultaneously remains a challenge. Here we report a polyacrylic acid/alginate/demineralized bone matrix (PAA/Alg/DBM) hybrid double network hydrogel, which was synthesized by a two-step sequential polymerization with embedded DBM, possessing both high strength and biocompatibility. With the persistence of DBM, it can promote the synthesis of VEGF and bFGF and the ALP activity of MG63 cells on hydrogel. All the results suggest that this hybrid double network hydrogel have potential for future application in bone regeneration.