A medical hydrogel for post-operative anti-adhesion


Biodegradable polymers can serve as barriers to prevent the post-operative intestinal adhesion. In cooperation with a surgeon group, we developed a new medical hydrogel. The synthesized block copolymer was injectable and convenient to be used in medical applications.
















Zheng Zhang, Jian Ni (equal contribution), Liang Chen, Lin Yu, Jianwei Xu*, and Jiandong Ding*, Biodegradable and thermoreversible PCLA–PEG–PCLA hydrogel as a barrier for prevention of post-operative adhesion, Biomaterials, 32, 4725-4736 (2011)