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Polymer puts new medical solutions within reach


December 4, 2015

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Combining the properties of liquid crystals and hydrogels in just the right proportions creates the potential for new materials that have the same mechanical properties as soft tissues in the body. A material that is water-loving and has structure opens up the door to the possibility for artificial blood vessels that are mechanically stealth so they wouldn't be viewed as a foreign body. Professor Pat Mather has developed a process that can create this type of a polymer. Full Story

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