Special Issue on Frontiers in Chemistry

Hydrogels are promising for biomedical use due to their mechanical properties, environmental sensing, biocompatibility, and biodegradability. They are 3D networks of natural, synthetic, or hybrid polymers. Various preparation techniques exist, using monomers, initiators, and cross-linkers. Rational design enables desired functionality for drug delivery and tissue engineering.In celebration of the most impactful areas of research in Polymer,  this feature Hot Topic collection highlights  the recent advances in Biocompatible Hydrogels: Synthesis and Applications in Biomedicine.