GelMed: 'Intelligent' hydrogels

Visiting the labs of the average biotech company isn't a visually thrilling experience. The technology may be exciting, but for the most part, a lab is a lab. Putting the technology together with the opportunity is an intellectual exercise.

By contrast, GelMed Inc.'s hydrogel products can be touched, and change their properties in seconds, in ways that are often counter-intuitive. This kind of instant gratification has practical implications as well: scientists can see immediately if products have the properties they're aiming for. These responsive hydrogels are being developed for use in everything from cosmetics to drug delivery.