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Sticky when wet: Strong adhesive for wound healing


July 27, 2017

A team of researchers from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University has created a super-strong "tough adhesive" that is nontoxic and binds to biological tissues with a strength comparable to the body's own resilient cartilage, even when they're wet. Inspired by the glue produced by a slug, the double-layered hydrogel material demonstrates both high-adhesion strength and strain dissipation, making it useful in a variety of medical applications. Full Story

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Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

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