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Title: Soy-based Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications

item Erhan, Sevim
item Liu, Zengshe - Kevin

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/17/2008
Publication Date: 6/17/2008
Citation: Erhan, S.Z., Liu, Z. 2008. Soy-based Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications [abstract]. 2008 BIO International Convention, June 17-20, 2008, San Diego, CA.

Interpretive Summary:

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