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Investigation on the swelling mechanics of hydrogel tissue expanders using a skin-mimicking apparatus

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The concept of self-expanding hydrogel tissue expanders has opened a new pathway to the treatment of soft tissue defects. Traditionally designed to expand the skin, modifications to the swelling behaviour of these devices may lead to various new-found applications. Properties of poly(vinylpyrrolidone) /poly(methyl-methacrylate) (VP/MMA) hydrogel system such as the degree, rate, force generation, and anisotropic behaviour of swelling were investigated in this study as part of a preliminary ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
Research group:
Biomaterials
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2015-02-26

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