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Title: Soy-Based Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications

item Liu, Zengshe - Kevin
item Erhan, Sevim

Submitted to: United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/18/2007
Publication Date: 10/21/2007
Citation: Liu, Z., Erhan, S.Z. 2007. Soy-Based Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications. Proceedings of the United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources Food and Agriculture Panel Meeting, October 21-25, 2007, Tsukuba, Japan. p. 161.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Soy based hydrogels were prepared by ring-opening polymerization of epoxidized soybean oil, flowing hydrolysis of formed polymer. The hydrogels were evaluated loading and release water-soluble anticancer drug doxorubin (Dox). The results suggested that this new system may offer great potential to deliver Dox effectively for the treatment of MDR breast cancer.