Nanogels are hydrogels formed by connecting nanoscopic micelles dispersed in an
aqueous medium, which give an opportunity for incorporating hydrophilic payloads to the exterior of the micellar networks and hydrophobic payloads in the core of the micelles. Biomedical and pharmaceutical applications of nano gels have been explored for tissue regeneration, wound healing, surgical device, implantation, and perusal, rectal, vaginal, ocular, and transdermal drug delivery. Although it is still in the early stages of development, due to the increasing demands of precise nano gel production to be utilized for personalized medicine, biomedical applications, and specialized drug delivery, 3D printing has been explored in the past few years and is believed to be one of the most precise, efficient, inexpensive, customizable, and convenient manufacturing techniques for nano gel production.
1 Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 230
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2 Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, 216 S Kingshighway Blvd,
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Materials 2018, 11, 302; doi: 10.3390/ma11020302 www.mdpi.com/journal/materials