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Intelligent hydrogel carriers have been used to encapsulate various therapeutic molecules and subsequently release them following a change in one of these external conditions. 105 If the polymer encounters an environment that triggers swelling, the mesh size increases, and there is an increase in the rate of diﬀusion, so that the therapeutic is released into the surrounding environment. In the latter case, a polymer is synthesized so that in its swollen state the properties are such that the polymer can encapsulate and protect a molecule of interest.
Glucose oxidase was entrapped in the hydrogel structure, thus imparting glucose sensitivity to the pH sensitive hydrogel. Storage of the systems for 300 days in buﬀer still retained more than a third of the enzymatic activity, whereas storage in blood for 60 days retained almost half of the enzymatic activity. Thus, long-term usage of such devices may be possible, since the enzyme remains stable over long periods of time. 125I labeled insulin was used for release studies, which were performed in vitro as well as in vivo.