Gelatin Based Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery Applications

Jhaleh Amirian (Coresponding Author), Gisya Abdi, Mehdihasan I. Shekh, Ehsan Amel Zendehdel, Bing Du, Florian J. Stadler

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Gelatin is one of the most popular natural polymers which is widely used for food, pharmaceutical, biomedical and cosmetic industries. Gelatin has been prepared from different sources such as porcine skin, cattle bone, and fish. Depending on the type of acidic and alkali extraction processes, type of gelatin A and B are obtained, respectively. This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the preparation of gelatin-based hydrogels. Furthermore, we evaluate their method of crosslinking through Schiff-base, Michael addition reaction, light, UV, chemical, and physical crosslinking. Moreover, due to the unique properties of gelatin, they have the ability to immobilize cells and can be applied for stem cell and drug delivery for biomedical applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanohybrids - Future Materials For Biomedical Applications
EditorsG. Sharma, A. Garcia-Penas
PublisherMaterials Research Forum LLC
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64490-107-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-64490-106-9
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Foundations
ISSN (Print)2471-8890
ISSN (Electronic)2471-8904


  • Gelatin
  • Hydrogels
  • Bio-ink
  • Crosslinking
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Drug Delivery

Field of Science*

  • 1.4 Chemical sciences
  • 2.5 Materials engineering
  • 2.6 Medical engineering

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code


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