Thermo-responsive hydrogel can change their swelling behavior and drug release characteristics in response to environmental temperature [1–5]. Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPA) hydrogel undergoes a phase transition when the temperatue is lower than a lower critical solution temperature (LCST) of ∼32°C in aqueous solution [8], and drug release profiles in PNIPA hydrogel can be controlled by the alternation of their solution temperatures.

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