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Smart Polymers for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering

Edited by: Kang Moo Huh​, ​​​​​​Chungnam National University, Korea

Various smart polymers have been developed and attracted much attention for various biomedical applications. These polymers can demonstrates significant reversible or non-reversible changes in their physicochemical properties in response to environmental or physiological stimuli. Their versatility and tunable properties have been utilized as an alternative strategy to overcome inherent problems in traditional systems. In this series, we highlight recently developed smart polymers, such as bioactivatable polymers, self-healing polymers, and biofunctional polymers, that have led to a significant advance in biomedical applications, particularly drug delivery and tissue engineering technologies. 


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