Thermal gelation and tissue adhesion of biomimetic hydrogels.


Marine and freshwater mussels are notorious foulers of natural and manmade surfaces, secreting specialized protein adhesives for rapid and durable attachment to wet substrates. Given the strong and water-resistant nature of mussel adhesive proteins, significant potential exists for mimicking their adhesive characteristics in bioinspired synthetic polymer… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/1748-6041/2/4/001


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