Monthly Archives: September 2015

Developing novel gels to improve stem cell research

A range of novel gels that will improve the quality, storage, transportation and reliability of stem cells is being developed by a team of polymer chemists and biologists at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the global transformational medical technologies’ firm, GE Healthcare, and GEO Specialty Chemicals. Just six months into the three-year Engineering […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 in News.

Polymer Centre Highlight – Self-Assembled Graphene Oxide–Gelatin Nanocomposite Hydrogels

Hydrogels consist of a network of hydrophilic polymer chains held together by cross-links. These cross-links prevent the individual motion of polymer chains leading to the formation of a ‘gel’. Hydrogels closely resemble biological tissues due to their high water content and environmental sensitivities. This makes them attractive for biomedical applications, including tissue engineering and drug […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 in News, Publications.