Journal Article Biocompatible nanostructured solid adhesives for biological soft tissues

Okada, Masahiro  ,  Nakai, Akira  ,  Hara Emilio, Satoshi  ,  Taguchi, Tetsushi  ,  Nakano, Takayoshi  ,  Matsumoto, Takuya

2017-05 , Elsevier B.V.
Over the past few years, the development of novel adhesives for biological soft tissue adhesion has gained significant interest. Such adhesives should be non-toxic and biocompatible. In this study, we synthesized a novel solid adhesive using nanostructured hydroxyapatite (HAp) and evaluated its physical adhesion properties through in vitro testing with synthetic hydrogels and mouse soft tissues. The results revealed that HAp-nanoparticle dispersions and HAp-nanoparticle-assembled nanoporous plates showed efficient adhesion to hydrogels. Interestingly, the HAp plates showed different adhesive properties depending upon the shape of their nanoparticles. The HAp plate made up of 17 nm-sized nanoparticles showed an adhesive strength 2.2 times higher than that of the conventional fibrin glue for mouse skin tissues.

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