New Protein Hydrogel to Be the First Biocompatible Thermo-Responsive Drug Delivery Aid

This research is led by Jin Kim Montclare, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at NYU Tandon. 

A team from NYU Tandon School of Engineering has recently created a hydrogel consisting of a protein domain that has the same properties as synthetic hydrogels.  As the researchers explain in a publication in ACS Biomacromolecules, since this new protein-based hydrogel is biocompatible, the researchers are eyeing for it to be used in various medical applications, one of them being in drug delivery systems. … Lead researcher and NYU Tandon professor, Jim Kim Montclare, says their protein-based hydrogel is the first of its kind. 

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