Thixotropic Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications
Tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS)-based systems are thixotropic (gel-like) under static conditions and solution-like under agitation or sheer. They can be understood as dynamically crosslinked systems that assemble and disassemble via electrostatic interactions. This versatility supports applications, including: a thixotropic antibacterial releasing system that could become a veterinary otic therapeutic; and (2) a cell-compatible, reversible three-dimensional culture system with high throughput capabilities.
Serban, Monica A., "Thixotropic Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications" (2017). Public Lecture Series. 97.