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Devin G. Barrett, Grace G. Bushnell and Phillip B. Messersmith Mechanically Robust, Negative-Swelling, Mussel-Inspired Tissue Adhesives Advanced Healthcare Materials 2

Version of Record online: 23 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201200316

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Adhesive hydrogels that negatively swell at physiological temperature are presented. By combining mussel-mimetic chemistry and the thermosensitive nature of poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(propylene oxide) copolymers, novel materials are designed that are suitable as medical sealants and adhesives.

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