A coated material consisting of mostly water used for delivery of medications transdermally, to provide lubricious coatings to medical devices, and promote wound care. These gels can be used in wound care applications, or loaded with a variety of topical skin care products.
Hydrogel is a network of polymer chains that are water-soluble, sometimes found as a colloidal gel in which water is the dispersion medium. Hydrogels are superabsorbent (they can contain over 99% water) natural or synthetic polymers. Hydrogels possess also a degree of flexibility very similar to natural tissue, due to their significant water content.