Mussel-Inspired ‘Glue’ for Surgical Repair


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sea_shell_glueWhen it comes to sticking power under wet conditions, marine mussels are hard to beat. They can adhere to virtually all inorganic and organic surfaces, sustaining their tenacious bonds in saltwater, including turbulent tidal environments.

Technical application:

unexpected high!

Bionic application:

sea shells

Further description:

 http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2013/02/mussel-inspired-glue-for-surgical-repair-and-cancer-drug-delivery.html

Physical effects applied:

 

Video:

 

Contact:

 

Sources:

 http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2013/02/mussel-inspired-glue-for-surgical-repair-and-cancer-drug-delivery.html

Picture-sources:

http://www.meerwasser-lexikon.de/tiere/3015_Mytilus_galloprovincialis.htm

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