The present work describes the synthesis, structural and mechanical characterisation of soft polymeric materials used for biomedical purposes.
This thesis is separated in two parts: the first one pays special attention to natural polymeric hydrogels for Tissue Engineering (TE) described in chapter 3 and chapter 4 describes the synthesis of magnetically responsive nanocomposite hydrogels for TE.
In this first part, I mainly focus on the mechanical characterisation of the synth...Expand abstract
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