The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two new wound management products that include patented hydrogels invented by UD material scientist Darrin Pochan and Joel Schneider, a former UD faculty member now at the National Cancer Institute. Licensed for use by Gel4Med, a Harvard University-based biomaterials engineering company, the unique UD hydrogel materials are made of peptides — the building blocks of proteins — that self-assemble to form a 3D matrix and are compatible with living cells.

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