Patent Number: 7,820,192

Title: Method for remotely controlling a sol-gel transition of hydrogels and method for delivering a drug using the same

Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for remotely controlling a sol-gel transition of hydrogels and a method for delivering a drug using the same. More specifically, the invention relates to a method of remotely controlling a sol-gel transition of polyethylene glycol (PEG)-containing hydrogels--three-dimensional networks of crosslinked polymer chains--by X-ray irradiation, and relates to a method for delivering a drug using the same.

Inventors: Je; Jung Ho (Pohang-si, KR), Weon; Byung Mook (Pohang-si, KR)

Assignee: Postech Academy-Industry Foundation

International Classification: A61M 5/00 (20060101); A61K 9/00 (20060101); A61N 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00