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Ultrastrong and Flexible Hybrid Hydrogels based on Solution Self-Assembly of Chitin Nanofibers in Gelatin Methacryloyl (GelMA).

  • Author(s): Hassanzadeh, P
  • Kazemzadeh-Narbat, M
  • Rosenzweig, R
  • Zhang, X
  • Khademhosseini, A
  • Khademhosseini, A
  • Annabi, N
  • Rolandi, M
  • et al.
Abstract

We demonstrate ultrastrong and flexible hydrogels by self-assembling chitin nanofiber in the presence of gelatin methacryloyl. We tune the mechanical properties of the hydrogel with chitin nanofiber content and show proof-of-concept applications in engineering vascular tissue.

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