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Title: Supramolecular hydrogels for antimicrobial therapy
Authors: Hu, Benhui
Owh, Cally
Chee, Pei Lin
Leow, Wan Ru
Liu, Xuan
Wu, Yun-Long
Guo, Peizhi
Loh, Xian Jun
Chen, Xiaodong
Keywords: Engineering::Materials
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Hu, B., Owh, C., Chee, P. L., Leow, W. R., Liu, X., Wu, Y.-L., . . ., Chen, X. (2018). Supramolecular hydrogels for antimicrobial therapy. Chemical Society reviews, 47(18), 6917-6929. doi:10.1039/c8cs00128f
Journal: Chemical Society reviews
Abstract: The emergence of drug-resistant microbes has become a threat to global health, and microbial infections severely limit the use of healthcare materials. To achieve efficient antimicrobial therapy, supramolecular hydrogels demonstrate unprecedented advantages in medical applications due to the tunable and reversible nature of their supramolecular interactions and the capability of hydrogels to incorporate various therapeutic agents. Herein, antimicrobial hydrogels are categorized according to their inherent antimicrobial properties or based on their roles in encapsulating antimicrobial materials. Moreover, strategies to further enhance the antimicrobial efficacy of hydrogels are highlighted, such as the incorporation of antifouling agents or the enabling of response towards physiological cues. We envision that supramolecular hydrogels, in combination with modern medical technology and devices, will contribute to the development of efficient and safe systems for antimicrobial therapy.
ISSN: 0306-0012
DOI: 10.1039/c8cs00128f
Rights: © 2018 The Author(s) (Royal Society of Chemistry). All rights reserved. This paper was published in Chemical Society reviews and is made available with permission of The Author(s) (Royal Society of Chemistry).
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