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Versatile gel assembly on a chip

Materials called hydrogels have potential applications as scaffolds for tissue engineering, but methods are needed to assemble them into complex structures that mimic those found in nature. Just such a method has now been reported.

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Figure 1: Hydrogel architectures that have controlled internal morphology.

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Takeuchi, S. Versatile gel assembly on a chip. Nature 541, 470–471 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature21491

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