Hydrogel Offers Double Punch Against Orthopedic Bone Infections

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Image shows a polymerized hydrogel material that contains both an enzyme that battles bacterial infections and a protein that encourages bone growth. (Photo: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

 

Researcher Christopher Johnson prepares hydrogel samples containing both an enzyme that battles bacterial infections and a protein that encourages bone growth. (Photo: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

Researchers Jeremy Caplin, Christopher Johnson and Pranav Kalelkar discuss their work on a new hydrogel-based treatment for bone infections. (Photo: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

Image shows a polymerized hydrogel material that contains both an enzyme that battles bacterial infections and a protein that encourages bone growth. (Photo: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)