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12 February 1999 Advantages of sol-gel technologies for biomedical applications
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Sol-get techniques have become very popular recently due to their high chemical homogeneity, low processing temperatures, and the possibility of controlling the size and morphology of particles. The sol-gel-derived materials provide excellent matrices for a variety of organic and inorganic compounds. One of the most important features of doped sol-gel materials is their ability for preservation of chemical and physical properties of the dopants. This feature marks those materials as almost unique hosts for a number of biologically important molecules which can be utilized in a number of biomedical applications. The advantages of sol-gel technology used for construction of biomedical sensors, laser materials or for delayed drug delivery, will be discussed.
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Agnieszka Ulatowska-Jarza, Damian Andrzejewski, K. Maruszewski, Halina Podbielska M.D., and Wieslaw Strek "Advantages of sol-gel technologies for biomedical applications", Proc. SPIE 3567, Optical and Imaging Techniques for Biomonitoring IV, (12 February 1999);

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