Submitted to: United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: August 18, 2007
Publication Date: October 21, 2007
Citation: Liu, Z., Erhan, S.Z. 2007. Soy-Based Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications. Proceedings of the United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources Food and Agriculture Panel Meeting, October 21-25, 2007, Tsukuba, Japan. p. 161.
Soy based hydrogels were prepared by ring-opening polymerization of epoxidized soybean oil, flowing hydrolysis of formed polymer. The hydrogels were evaluated loading and release water-soluble anticancer drug doxorubin (Dox). The results suggested that this new system may offer great potential to deliver Dox effectively for the treatment of MDR breast cancer.