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Smart, Self-Healing Hydrogel Developed by UC San Diego Bioengineers

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Published on Mar 5, 2012

San Diego, Calif., March 5, 2012 -- University of California, San Diego bioengineers have developed a self-healing hydrogel that binds in seconds, as easily as Velcro, and forms a bond strong enough to withstand repeated stretching. The material has numerous potential applications, including medical sutures, targeted drug delivery, industrial sealants and self-healing plastics, a team of UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering researchers reported March 5 in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read more: http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/news...

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