The unique gel that we have created––a combination of alginate and collagen––keeps the stem cells alive whilst producing a material which is stiff enough to hold its shape but soft enough to be squeezed out the nozzle of a 3D printer.
In order to treat severe chronic pain, the excessive use of opioids has resulted in escalated death rates. Since then, there has been a requirement for non-addictive and effective medicines with minimum or no side-effects.
The study discovered changes in viscosity, rheology, color, odor, as well as the formation of volatile decomposition products in the samples. The stability of the APIs—Chlorhexidine and Lidocaine contained in the three samples was also evaluated.
The biggest technical challenge for health care providers is balancing the need for transparency and open access to information, with the need to protect sensitive health, financial and personal information.