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The quest for mechanically and biologically functional soft biomaterials via soft network composites.

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Summary of "The quest for mechanically and biologically functional soft biomaterials via soft network composites."

Developing multifunctional soft biomaterials capable of addressing all of the requirements of the complex tissue regeneration process is a multifaceted problem. In order to tackle the current challenges, recent research efforts are increasingly being directed towards biomimetic design concepts that can be translated into soft biomaterials via advanced manufacturing technologies. Among those, soft network composites consisting of a continuous hydrogel matrix and a reinforcing fibrous network closely resemble native soft biological materials from the design, composition and physicochemical point of view. This article reviews soft network composite systems with a particular emphasis on the design, biomaterial and fabrication aspects within the context of soft tissue engineering and drug delivery applications.

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Name: Advanced drug delivery reviews
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