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Nano-composite Hydrogels and Their Application to Healthcare

At nano tech 2009, nano-composite hydrogels and their application to healthcare were presented, from the NEDO project on "R&D on Practical Use of New Medical Components Using Nano-Composite Hydrogel." NC gel has very good mechanical properties and high transparency, swelling properties, and absorptiveness. It is therefore expected to have applications in medicine.

The project has already confirmed that this NC gel is safe, through animal experiments. Next, it plans to obtain GMP approval and move on to clinical trials. Compared with ordinary rubber elastomers, NC gel is environmentally friendly, as the ratio of disposal to combustion is 1:10 for the oil resources used. The project therefore expects NC gel to come into practical use.

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