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Bioinspired methodology to fabricate hydrogel spheres for multi-applications using superhydrophobic substrates

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Abstract

Inspired by the rolling of water drops over the lotus leaf, we propose a new biomimetic fabrication process for hydrogel and polymeric spheres over a superhydrophobic substrate. This method may be potentially applied in tissue engineering or as support for cell expansion, cell encapsulation and as spherical structures for controlled release of molecule.

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The article was received on 31 Aug 2010, accepted on 27 Sep 2010 and first published on 09 Oct 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00901F
Citation: Soft Matter, 2010,6, 5868-5871
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    Bioinspired methodology to fabricate hydrogel spheres for multi-applications using superhydrophobic substrates

    W. Song, A. C. Lima and J. F. Mano, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 5868
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00901F

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