Hydrogels

A whole new hydrogel system to produce medicines and chemicals

First-of-its-kind of the platform enables on-demand production of medicines and chemicals.

A new kind of artificial molecular muscle from a polymer

A new light-sensitive hydrogel with improved biocompatibility compared with similar materials.

Robotic thread is designed to slip through the brain’s blood vessels

The magnetically controlled device could deliver clot-reducing therapies in response to stroke or other brain blockages.

Injectable gel may deliver islet cells for type 1 diabetes: study

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati have developed an injectable gel using silk proteins to deliver insulin producing cells needed to address...

Designing Polymers with Novel Features

MIT scientist Bradley Olsen along with his colleagues are exploring physical properties for designing polymer. The team involves 15 to 20 students and postdoc seeks after this methodologies...