Plasma-based fast-gelling biohybrid gels for biomedical applications

Amrita Pal, Kunal Tripathi, Chandrashekhar Pathak, Brent L. Vernon

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Blood based biomaterials are widely researched and used in different biomedical applications including cell therapy, drug delivery, sealants etc. due to their biocompatibility and biodegradability. Blood derived gels are successfully used in clinical studies due to the presence of fibrinogen and several platelet growth factors. In spite of their wide applications, it is challenging to use blood-based biomaterials due to their low mechanical stability, poor adhesive property and contamination risk. In this study, we used porcine plasma to form gel in presence of biodegradable synthetic crosslinkers. Mechanical strength of this plasma gel could be tailored by altering the amount of crosslinkers for any desired biomedical applications. These plasma gels, formed by the synthetic crosslinkers, were utilized as a drug delivery platform for wound healing due to their low cytotoxicity. A model drug release study with these plasma gels indicated slow and sustained release of the drugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number10881
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

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