A high stiffness bio-inspired hydrogel from the combination of a poly(amido amine) dendrimer with DOPA.

@article{Wang2015AHS,
  title={A high stiffness bio-inspired hydrogel from the combination of a poly(amido amine) dendrimer with DOPA.},
  author={Yao Wang and Qiang Zhao and Yiyang Luo and Zejun Xu and He Jiu Zhang and Sheng Yang and Yen Wei and Xinru Jia},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2015},
  volume={51 94},
  pages={16786-9}
}
A robust biodegradable hydrogel is constructed from two components containing G4.0 PAMAM and DOPA, which displays excellent interconnected porous 3D networks, higher mechanical strength, low and stable swelling and good biocompatibility. A mouse CSD model in vivo evidences that moderate bone-like tissue and extensive bony tissue are observed when the hydrogel is implanted.