Granular hydrogels for endogenous tissue repair. Journal Article uri icon



  • Granular hydrogels, formed by the packing of hydrogel microparticles (microgels), are emerging to support the endogenous repair of injured tissues by guiding local cell behavior. In contrast to traditional pre-formed scaffolds and bulk hydrogels, granular hydrogels offer exciting features such as injectability, inherent porosity, and the potential delivery of biologics. Further, granular hydrogel design allows for the tuning of constituent microgel properties and the mixing of discrete microgel populations. This modularity allows the creation of multifunctional granular hydrogels that promote cell recruitment, guide extracellular matrix deposition, and stimulate tissue growth to drive endogenous repair.

publication date

  • March 1, 2021

has restriction

  • gold

Date in CU Experts

  • August 30, 2023 12:04 PM

Full Author List

  • Qazi TH; Burdick JA

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2666-5344

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 100008


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