We are glad to announce our new paper titled “Engineering nanocellulose hydrogels for biomedical applications” has been published in Advanced in Colloid and Interface Science. The study has critically reviewed the applications of nanocellulose hydrogels for 3D cell culture, tissue engineering, drug delivery, diagnostics and separation. Nanocellulose hydrogels have been demonstrated for 3D cell culture, mimicking the extracellular matrix (ECM) properties with low cytotoxicity. For wound dressing and cartilage repair, nanocellulose gels promote cell regeneration while providing the required mechanical properties for tissue engineering scaffolds. The encapsulation of therapeutics within nanocellulose allows the targeted delivery of drugs. Currently, cellulose crosslinking to peptides and proteins enables a new generation of low cost and renewable smart materials used in diagnostics. Last, the organized mesh of fibres contained in hydrogels drives applications in separation of biomolecules and cells. Nanocellulose hydrogels have emerged as a highly engineerable platform for multiple biomedical applications, providing renewable and performant solutions to life sciences.
Congratulations to the authors: Rodrigo Curvello, Vikram Singh Raghuwanshi, Gil Garnier