In recent years, development of hydrogels has intensified for varied applications, especially in the biomedical market including tissue engineering, drug delivery, and biosensing.
A hydrogel is a three-dimensional (3D) network of hydrophilic polymers that can swell in water and hold a large amount of water while maintaining the structure due to chemical or physical cross-linking of individual polymer chains.
Hydrogels are derived from different natural and synthetic polymers but are also composite with various organic and nano-organic fillers. Hydrogels undergo a significant volume phase transition or gel-sol phase transition in response to certain physical and chemical stimuli. The physical stimuli include temperature, electric and magnetic fields, solvent composition, light intensity, and pressure, while the chemical or biochemical stimuli include pH, ions, and specific chemical compositions.
Report contents include:
Assessment of hydrogels by market including applications, key benefits, market megatrends, and main players. Markets covered include biomedicine, water purification & capture, agriculture, building & construction, electronics, energy storage & generation, sensors, membranes and self-healing.
Assessment of types of hydrogels.
Commercially available hydrogel products.
Hydrogel revenues 2020-2033, by market. Forecasts for key growth areas, opportunities and demand.
In-depth profiles of 60 companies, from medical multinationals to start-ups. Companies profiled include Agrobiogel, AEH Innovative Hydrogel, Amferia AB, Hy2Care, Flowbone, Medtronic, Nanoly Bioscience, OrthoSon, Oxford Medical Products, Purenum GmbH, TYBR Health and many more.