Development of Hydrophobic Hydrogels to Induce Remyelination of Myelin Sheaths for Multiple Sclerosis treatment

01 January 2023 → 31 December 2026
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Supramolecular chemistry
    • Macromolecular and materials chemistry not elsewhere classified
    • Characterisation of biologically active (macro)molecules
    • Organic chemical synthesis
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials
Polymers, Polymerization Hydrophobic interactions Hydrogels Remyelination
Project description

Multiple sclerosis is a disease resulting from the damage of myelin sheath wrapping the axon in the nerve cell. This damage leads to slow down of the nerve impulses through the axon. Therefore, the use of hydrophobic hydrogels based on biocompatible monomers could provide a scaffold that induces myelin sheath regeneration as potential first step towards treatment of multiple sclerosis.