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UD Scientists Invent Novel Hydrogels for Repairing, Regenerating Human Tissue

July 18, 2007

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University of Delaware scientists have invented a novel biomaterial with surprising antibacterial properties, that can be injected as a low-viscosity gel into a wound where it rigidifies nearly on contact--opening the door to the possibility of delivering a targeted payload of cells and antibiotics to repair the damaged tissue.
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